Most Relevant Verses
But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves.
So he sat down, called the Twelve, and told them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
Remember your leaders, those who have spoken God's word to you. Think about the impact of their lives, and imitate their faith.
I'll give you shepherds after my own heart, and they'll shepherd you with knowledge and good sense."
to equip the saints, to do the work of ministry, and to build up the body of the Messiah
You household servants must submit yourselves to your masters out of respect, not only to those who are kind and fair, but also to those who are unjust.
"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.
That's the way it is with the Son of Man. He did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people."
From: Paul, a servant of Jesus the Messiah, called to be an apostle and set apart for God's gospel,
Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom belonged to this world, my servants would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But for now my kingdom is not from here."
A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
But Jesus called the disciples and said, "You know that the rulers of the unbelievers lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them.
"Neither," he answered. "I have come as commander of the LORD's Army." Joshua immediately fell on his face to the earth and worshipped, saying to him, "Lord, what do you have for your servant by way of command?"
"His master told him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you've been trustworthy with a small amount, I'll put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's joy!'
From: Jude, a servant of Jesus the Messiah, and yet a brother of James. To: Those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept safe by Jesus, the Messiah.
Pharaoh, king of Egypt, his officials, his princes, and all his people;
From: Paul and Timothy, servants of the Messiah Jesus. To: All the holy ones in Philippi, along with their overseers and ministers, who are in union with the Messiah Jesus.
Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable.
but they mocked God's messengers, despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until there was no remedy for the wrath of the LORD that arose to punish his people.
"""Now therefore this is what you are to tell my servant David: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "I took you from the pasture myself from tending sheep to become Commander-in-Chief over my people, that is, over Israel.
Now as to my servant Caleb, because a different spirit is within him and he has remained true to me, I'm going to bring him into the land that he explored, and his descendants are to inherit it.
For they loved the praise of human beings more than the praise of God.