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36 Bible Verses about Service

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2 Corinthians 9:13

they glorifying God through the proof of this ministration, by reason of your subjection, by profession, to the glad tidings of the Christ, and your free-hearted liberality in communicating towards them and towards all;

2 Chronicles 31:21

And in every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart and prospered.

1 Corinthians 16:15

But I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the saints for service,)

Psalm 104:14

He maketh the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; bringing forth bread out of the earth,

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required Expression » Different forms of religious expression required » Service

Humble » Penitence, examples of » Service

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Acts 20:18-19

And when they were come to him, he said to them, Ye know how I was with you all the time from the first day that I arrived in Asia, serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Joshua 24:14

And now fear Jehovah and serve him in perfectness and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river, and in Egypt; and serve Jehovah.

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve Jehovah your God; and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from thy midst.

Service » What not to serve

Exodus 23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

Exodus 20:2-5

I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth generation of them that hate me,

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

I am Jehovah thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth: read more.
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,

Joshua 23:6-7

And be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; that ye enter not among these nations, these that remain among you; and ye shall make no mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them;

2 Kings 17:35-38

And Jehovah had made a covenant with them, and charged them saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow down yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them; but Jehovah alone, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched-out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes and the ordinances and the law, and the commandment which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. read more.
And ye shall not forget the covenant that I have made with you, neither shall ye fear other gods;

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

What she could she has done. She has beforehand anointed my body for the burial.

Philippians 2:25

but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need,

2 Timothy 1:18

the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord in that day and how much service he rendered in Ephesus thou knowest best.

1 Corinthians 16:17

But I rejoice in the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; because they have supplied what was lacking on your part.

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Judges 5:23

"Curse Meroz, says the angel of the LORD, curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Nehemiah 3:5

And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said to the children of Israel, How long will ye shew yourselves slack to go to take possession of the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers hath given you?

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know your readiness, which I boast of as respects you to Macedonians, that Achaia is prepared since a year ago, and the zeal reported of you has stimulated the mass of the brethren.

2 Timothy 2:21

If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, in separating himself from them, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:19

and not only so, but is also chosen by the assemblies as our fellow-traveller with this grace, ministered by us to the glory of the Lord himself, and a witness of our readiness;

More verses: 1 Peter 3:15

Service » The reward for serving the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 12:14

If ye fear Jehovah, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and rebel not against the commandment of Jehovah, then both ye and the king also that reigns over you shall continue following Jehovah your God.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

And it shall come to pass, if ye hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love Jehovah your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, that I will give rain to your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain; and thou shalt gather in thy corn, and thy new wine, and thine oil; and I will give grass in thy field for thy cattle; and thou shalt eat and be full.

Job 36:5-11

Lo, God is mighty, but despiseth not any; mighty in strength of understanding: He saveth not the wicked alive; but he doeth justice to the afflicted. He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne doth he even set them for ever; and they are exalted. read more.
And if, bound in fetters, they be held in cords of affliction, Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions, because they have increased. And he openeth their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. If they hearken and serve him, they shall accomplish their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Now, harden not your necks, as your fathers; yield yourselves to Jehovah, and come to his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever; and serve Jehovah your God, that the fierceness of his anger may turn away from you.

More verses: Exodus 23:25-27

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Joy in, found by the faithful

Psalm 126:5-6

They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing: He goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.

Acts 11:23

who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord;

Nehemiah 12:43

And that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and also the women and the children rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Service » Reluctant spiritual » To be rendered to Christ

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Be not diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what participation is there between righteousness and lawlessness? or what fellowship of light with darkness? and what consent of Christ with Beliar, or what part for a believer along with an unbeliever? and what agreement of God's temple with idols? for ye are the living God's temple; according as God has said, I will dwell among them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be to me a people.

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

But that what the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. Now I do not wish you to be in communion with demons. Ye cannot drink the Lord's cup, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Service » Test » Undivided, required by the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return to Jehovah with all your heart, put away the strange gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and apply your hearts unto Jehovah, and serve him only; and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they took the oath with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them. And Jehovah gave them rest round about.

Service » How to serve the lord

Zephaniah 3:9

For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

Romans 7:4-6

So that, my brethren, ye also have been made dead to the law by the body of the Christ, to be to another, who has been raised up from among the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh the passions of sins, which were by the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit to death; but now we are clear from the law, having died in that in which we were held, so that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in oldness of letter.

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Acts 20:18-19

And when they were come to him, he said to them, Ye know how I was with you all the time from the first day that I arrived in Asia, serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Acts 20:18-19

And when they were come to him, he said to them, Ye know how I was with you all the time from the first day that I arrived in Asia, serving the Lord with all lowliness, and tears, and temptations, which happened to me through the plots of the Jews;

Service » The duty of serving men » It lightens life's burdens

Service » Christ's encouraged » It lightens life's burdens

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Paul and silas in responding to the macedonian call

Acts 16:10

And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go forth to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to announce to them the glad tidings.

Galatians 1:16

was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not counsel with flesh and blood,

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Paul after his conversion

Acts 9:20

And straightway in the synagogues he preached Jesus that he is the Son of God.

Acts 10:29

Wherefore also, having been sent for, I came without saying anything against it. I inquire therefore for what reason ye have sent for me.

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

Because thou servedst not Jehovah thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, thou shalt serve thine enemies whom Jehovah will send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of everything; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

2 Chronicles 20:33

Only, the high places were not removed; and as yet the people had not directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Daniel 7:13-14

I saw in the night visions, and behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like a son of man, and he came up even to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did what was right in the sight of Jehovah, yet not with a perfect heart.

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Deuteronomy 10:12

And now, Israel, what doth Jehovah thy God require of thee, but to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands. And they cry with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb. And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne upon their faces, and worshipped God, read more.
saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and strength, to our God, to the ages of ages. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed with white robes, who are they, and whence came they? And I said to him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they who come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple, and he that sits upon the throne shall spread his tabernacle over them.

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

2 Kings 13:18-19

And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then wouldest thou have smitten the Syrians till thou hadst consumed them; whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

Service » Test » It will be applied in determining man's final destiny

Matthew 25:35-36

for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was ill, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me.

Service » Test » King saul was condemned by it

Service » Who served the creature more than the creator

Romans 1:18-25

For there is revealed wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety, and unrighteousness of men holding the truth in unrighteousness. Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them, for from the world's creation the invisible things of him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity, so as to render them inexcusable. read more.
Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Wherefore God gave them up also in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, to dishonour their bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into falsehood, and honoured and served the creature more than him who had created it, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and I will follow thee. And he said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to thee?

Service » The duty of serving men » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

Which now of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into the hands of the robbers? And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

but it is not thus among you; but whosoever would be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever would be first of you shall be bondman of all.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

Which now of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into the hands of the robbers? And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Service » Christ's encouraged » The duty of serving men

Mark 10:43-44

but it is not thus among you; but whosoever would be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever would be first of you shall be bondman of all.

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and I will follow thee. And he said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to thee?

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Jeremiah 3:10

And even for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not returned unto me with her whole heart, but with falsehood, saith Jehovah.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

2 Kings 10:31

But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of Jehovah the God of Israel with all his heart; he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, who made Israel to sin.

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

And he went away to Tarsus to seek out Saul. And having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And so it was with them that for a whole year they were gathered together in the assembly and taught a large crowd: and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

Genesis 6:22

And Noah did it; according to all that God had commanded him, so did he.

Service » Test » It excludes mere professors of religion from the kingdom

Service » The duty of serving men » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I therefore, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet;

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I therefore, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet;

Service » Unquestioning » Isaiah

Service » Unquestioning » David

Service » Half-hearted » Israel

Hosea 10:2

Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will break down their altars, he will destroy their statues.

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

for all have cast in of that which they had in abundance, but she of her destitution has cast in all that she had, the whole of her living.

Service » Test » Christ applies it in the parable of the good samaritan

Luke 10:37

And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Peter's mother-in-law

Luke 4:39

And standing over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and forthwith standing up she served them.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Peter and andrew

Mark 1:18

and straightway leaving their trawl-nets they followed him.

Service » Immediate, examples of prompt response to the call of duty » Zacchaeus

Luke 19:6

And he made haste and came down, and received him with joy.

Service » Unquestioning » Christ

Service » Unrealized » Of andrew in bringing peter to jesus

John 1:42

And he led him to Jesus. Jesus looking at him said, Thou art Simon, the son of Jonas; thou shalt be called Cephas (which interpreted is stone).

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

But rise up and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Topics on Service

Blessed In Service

19;41;1-2

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.

Call To Service

44;13;2

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Fellowship, In Christian Service

48;2;9

and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go to the nations, and they to the circumcision;

Military Service

55;2;4

No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.

Service To God

19;2;11

Serve Jehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Unquestioning Service

1;6;22

And Noah did it; according to all that God had commanded him, so did he.