If you do not show up to work, you will not receive any pay, refuse to continue in that which you have been employed to perform and you will be released from your employment field.
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matt. 25:30)
To serve Christ to the glory of God means that you have been employed by the Lord to perform certain tasks in this life for which you will be rewarded for. “But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” (Mark 10:30) The question is, how do you know if you are profitable or not, and it is a very important question, for if you will look at that verse again, the Lord called that one a servant, one who was cast out, a wicked one, but nevertheless a servant.
Many have mistakenly interpreted this verse to say that those who have been born again can lose their salvation, that because of inaction on their part the Lord will remove His Holy Spirit from them, rescind His promise of eternal salvation, and cast them into hell. Since we are saved by grace through faith and with no works by us, as the truth of Ephesians 2:8-9 states, then what makes you believe that any work that you might do could remove that salvation from you? And if you believe that, do you also believe that you can be readmitted into salvation by His grace, then perform another deed whereby He would remove it again? How many times in your life, in a day, do you believe this could happen?
This is what works-based religious organizations teach, it is by evil design how they keep their congregations in bondage, the supplicant must continue in those works, and with the proper intent of the heart or the free gift of salvation will be removed and can only be received again by performing other works with greater admonition.
Foolishness and evil.
“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1st Sam. 16:7)
The profitable servant does what he is commanded for one reason only, love, there is no obligation in love, there are no requirements to be met or expected rewards for love.
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Gal. 2:16)
Baptism will not save you, no work that you can ever do will ever be counted as righteous towards you, repeating the words said to you does not save you. The proof of salvation is love, the action of love is obedience solely for the cause of love to the glory of God.
Unprofitable servants perform the obligations with no thought of the Savior, not for the glory of God, but because they see them as a requirement for salvation, a work that must be performed so that they may earn that which they do not accept as a gift.
All things serve the will of God my friends, all that has been created is a servant to the Almighty, from His great and terrible army, to the angels, to Satan, to you, all serve the will of God. I do not know if ministering angels understand the word love, I believe it is necessary to understand fully the word “grace” first.
If you believe that some work must be performed by you before salvation can be granted to you, then you probably believe that some work performed by you can remove that salvation. If so, you do not understand grace, and you will never understand His love.
Salvation is a gift that cannot be earned or returned.