“So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done’” (Luke 17:10).
As his servants, it is we and not the Master that is under obligation. The life we live as his disciples, however, is compelled not by a legalistic burden of “dos” and “don’t’s,” but a relationship driven solely by a desire to please the Savior. It’s analogous to a marriage relationship that grows richer, fuller, and more selfless with the passage of time. You must diligently stay the course to experience the glory of the journey.