Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
1 Chronicles 29:14
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer willingly after this manner? for all is of thee, and of that which is from thy hand have we given thee.
Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? If thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
Thou my soul hast said to Jehovah, Thou art the Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; --
Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of Jehovah pursue them.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
And I said, Woe unto me! for I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
And we are all become as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have carried us away;
And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
All have gone out of the way, they have together become unprofitable; there is not one that practises goodness, there is not so much as one:
or who has first given to him, and it shall be rendered to him?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I announce the glad tidings, I have nothing to boast of; for a necessity is laid upon me; for it is woe to me if I should not announce the glad tidings.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
once unserviceable to thee, but now serviceable to thee and to me:
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise ye younger, be subject to the elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against the proud, but to the humble gives grace.