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 who are my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? for all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
If you sin, what do you accomplish against him? or if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do unto him?
O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness reaches not to you;
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 said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
And cast the unprofitable servant into 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 none that does good, no, not one.
Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
1 Corinthians 9:16
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but 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 rubbish, that I may win Christ,
Who in time past was to you unprofitable, but now profitable to you and to me:
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.