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.
And put the good-for-nothing slave out into the darkness outside, to weep and grind his teeth there.'
All have turned away, they are one and all worthless, No one does right, not a single one!
"Or who has advanced anything to him, for which he will have to be repaid?"
1 Corinthians 9:16
As far as preaching the good news is concerned, that is nothing for me to boast of, for I cannot help doing it. For I am ruined if I do not preach.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least important of the apostles, and am not fit to be called an apostle, because I once persecuted God's church.
Why, I count everything as loss compared with the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have lost everything, and think it rubbish, in order to gain Christ
Once you found him useless, but now he has become useful to you and to me,
1 Peter 5:5
You younger men must show deference to the elders. And you must all clothe yourselves in humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud, but shows mercy to the humble.