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 so willingly after this sort? For all things come of thee and of thine own have we given thee.
Can a man be profitable unto God? For he that is wise is profitable unto himself.
If thou dost sin, what hast thou done against him? Or if thy rebellion is multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
I said unto the LORD, Thou art my goodness: I have no goodness apart from thee;
Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits.
Then I said, Woe is me! for I am dead because 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, the LORD of the hosts.
But we were all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses as filthy rags; and we all fell as the leaves of a tree; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
And cast ye the unprofitable slave into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
They are all gone out of the way; they are together become unprofitable; there is no one that does good, no, not one.
Or who has first given unto him, that it be recompensed unto him again?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For though I preach the gospel, I have no reason to glory, for it is an obligation laid upon me; for woe is me, if I do not preach the gospel!
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, for I am not worthy to be called an apostle because I persecuted the congregation of God.
And doubtless I even count all things as loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ
who in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now is profitable to thee and to me,
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, young people, be subject to the elders in such a manner that you are all subject to one another. Be clothed with humility of will, for God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.