So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. (Luke 17:10)
That is not to say that all programs we do are bad, or not directed, but the whys and wherefores of our programs may mean that even if they were once good programs directed by GOD, they may no longer be so, or we may no longer be doing them for the right reason. If we have lost our focus, and are now maintaining something out of tradition or the commandments of men, we are no longer doing what GOD told us to do. If we are maintaining an unproductive program simply out of duty, instead of our devotion to Christ then we must end what is no longer profitable, and return to what GOD wants us to do for Him.
Remember we do what we do because of what GOD has done for us, not just because He commands it. Are you devoted to Jesus Christ and His people? Or, are you just doing your duty? Christ wants your service, but He wants your love and deserves your worship even more.
Rev. Jefferson Sweet