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36 Bible Verses about Service

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2 Corinthians 9:13

They will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others through the proof provided by this service.

Ephesians 6:6

Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart.

2 Chronicles 31:21

He was diligent in every deed that he began in the service of God’s temple, in the instruction and the commands, in order to seek his God, and he prospered.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Brothers, you know the household of Stephanas: They are the firstfruits of Achaia and have devoted themselves to serving the saints. I urge you

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to grow for the livestock
and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth,

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required Expression » Different forms of religious expression required » Service

Humble » Penitence, examples of » Service

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

Acts 20:18-19

And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time- serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews-

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Joshua 24:14

“Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship Yahweh.

Service » What not to serve

Exodus 23:24

You must not bow down to their gods or worship them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish them and smash their sacred pillars to pieces.

Exodus 20:2-5

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. Do not have other gods besides Me. Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. read more.
You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers' sin, to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. Do not have other gods besides Me. Do not make an idol for yourself in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. read more.
You must not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers' sin to the third and fourth [generations] of those who hate Me,

Joshua 23:6-7

"Be very strong, and continue obeying all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you do not turn from it to the right or left and so that you do not associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or make an oath to them; do not worship them or bow down to them.

2 Kings 17:35-38

The Lord made a covenant with them and commanded them, "Do not fear other gods; do not bow down to them; do not serve them; do not sacrifice to them. Instead, fear the Lord, who brought you from the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm. You are to bow down to Him, and you are to sacrifice to Him. You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the laws, and the commandment He wrote for you; do not fear other gods. read more.
Do not forget the covenant that I have made with you. Do not fear other gods,

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could; she has anointed My body in advance for burial.

Matthew 8:15

So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve Him.

Philippians 2:25

But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus—my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need

2 Timothy 1:18

May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from Him on that day. And you know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.

1 Corinthians 16:17

I am pleased to have Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus present, because these men have made up for your absence.

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Judges 5:23

“Curse Meroz,” says the Angel of the Lord,
“Bitterly curse her inhabitants,
for they did not come to help the Lord,
to help the Lord against the mighty warriors.”

Nehemiah 3:5

Beside them the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not lift a finger to help their supervisors.

Joshua 18:3

So Joshua said to the Israelites, “How long will you delay going out to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, gave you?

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know your eagerness, and I brag about you to the Macedonians: “Achaia has been prepared since last year,” and your zeal has stirred up most of them.

2 Timothy 2:21

So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:19

And not only that, but he was also appointed by the churches to accompany us with this gift that is being administered by us for the glory of the Lord Himself and to show our eagerness to help.

More verses: 1 Peter 3:15

Service » The reward for serving the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

Samuel told them, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, get rid of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths that are among you, dedicate yourselves to the Lord, and worship only Him. Then He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines.”

1 Samuel 12:14

If you fear the Lord, worship and obey Him, and if you don’t rebel against the Lord’s command, then both you and the king who rules over you will follow the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

"If you carefully obey My commands I am giving you today, to love the Lord your God and worship Him with all your heart and all your soul, I will provide rain for your land in season, the early and late rains, and you will harvest your grain, new wine, and oil. I will provide grass in your fields for your livestock. You will eat and be satisfied.

Job 36:5-11

Yes, God is mighty, but He despises [no one]; He understands all things. He does not keep the wicked alive, but He gives justice to the afflicted. He does not remove His gaze from the righteous, but He seats them forever with enthroned kings, and they are exalted. read more.
If people are bound with chains and trapped by the cords of affliction, God tells them what they have done and how arrogantly they have transgressed. He opens their ears to correction and insists they repent from iniquity. If they serve Him obediently, they will end their days in prosperity and their years in happiness.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Don’t become obstinate now like your fathers did. Give your allegiance to Yahweh, and come to His sanctuary that He has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God so that He may turn His burning anger 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

Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.

Acts 11:23

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged all of them to remain true to the Lord with a firm resolve of the heart,

Nehemiah 12:43

On that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy. The women and children also celebrated, and Jerusalem’s rejoicing was heard far away.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Service » Reluctant spiritual » To be rendered to Christ

Ephesians 6:6

Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart.

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God's sanctuary have with idols? For we are the sanctuary of the living God, as God said: I will dwell among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Luke 16:13

No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t be slaves to both God and money.”

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons! You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord's table and the table of demons. Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

Service » Test » Undivided, required by the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

Samuel told them, “If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, get rid of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths that are among you, dedicate yourselves to the Lord, and worship only Him. Then He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines.”

Luke 16:13

No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t be slaves to both God and money.”

2 Chronicles 15:15

All Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn it with all their mind. They had sought Him with all their heart, and He was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.

Service » How to serve the lord

Zephaniah 3:9

For I will then restore
pure speech to the peoples
so that all of them may call
on the name of Yahweh
and serve Him with a single purpose.

Romans 7:4-6

Therefore, my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the [crucified] body of the Messiah, so that you may belong to another-to Him who was raised from the dead-that we may bear fruit for God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions operated through the law in every part of us and bore fruit for death. But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

Acts 20:18-19

And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time- serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews-

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple—I assure you: He will never lose his reward!”

Acts 20:18-19

And when they came to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time- serving the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with the trials that came 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

After he had seen the vision, we immediately made efforts to set out for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to evangelize them.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal His Son in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.

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

Acts 9:20

Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.”

Acts 10:29

That’s why I came without any objection when I was sent for. So I ask: Why did you send for me?”

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

Because you didn't serve the Lord your God with joy and a cheerful heart, even though [you had] an abundance of everything, you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

2 Chronicles 20:33

However, the high places were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Daniel 7:13-14

I continued watching in the night visions, and I saw One like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before Him. He was given authority to rule, and glory, and a kingdom; so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will not be destroyed.

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:2

He did what was right in the Lord’s sight but not wholeheartedly.

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Deuteronomy 10:12

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb! All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, read more.
saying: Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength, be to our God forever and ever. Amen. Then one of the elders asked me, "Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. The One seated on the throne will shelter them:

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

2 Kings 13:18-19

Then Elisha said, "Take the arrows!" So he took them, and he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground!" So he struck the ground three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to them, but now you will only strike down Aram three times."

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

Matthew 25:35-36

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.'

Service » Test » King saul was condemned by it

Service » Who served the creature more than the creator

Romans 1:18-25

For God's wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. read more.
For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles. Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

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

1 Kings 19:20

Elisha left the oxen, ran to follow Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you.”“Go on back,” he replied, “for what have I done to you?”

Service » The duty of serving men » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" "The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

But it must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to all.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?" "The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."

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

Mark 10:43-44

But it must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to all.

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

Elisha left the oxen, ran to follow Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and mother, and then I will follow you.”“Go on back,” he replied, “for what have I done to you?”

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Jeremiah 3:10

Yet in spite of all this, her treacherous sister Judah didn’t return to Me with all her heart—only in pretense.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

2 Kings 10:31

Yet Jehu was not careful to follow the instruction of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins that Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

Then he went to Tarsus to search for Saul, and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers, and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

Genesis 6:22

And Noah did this. He did everything that God had commanded him.

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

Service » The duty of serving men » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Service » Unquestioning » Isaiah

Service » Unquestioning » David

Service » Half-hearted » Israel

Hosea 10:2

Their hearts are devious;
now they must bear their guilt.
The Lord will break down their altars
and demolish their sacred pillars.

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed—all she had to live on.”

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

Luke 10:37

“The one who showed mercy to him,” he said.Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.”

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

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

Luke 4:39

So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them.

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

Mark 1:18

Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

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

Service » Unquestioning » Christ

Service » Unrealized » Of andrew in bringing peter to jesus

John 1:42

and he brought Simon to Jesus.When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which means “Rock”).

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

“But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Topics on Service

Blessed In Service

19;41;1-2

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.

Call To Service

44;13;2

As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”

Fellowship, In Christian Service

48;2;9

When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, agreeing that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Military Service

55;2;4

No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.

Service To God

19;2;11

Serve the Lord with reverential awe
and rejoice with trembling.

Unquestioning Service

1;6;22

And Noah did this. He did everything that God had commanded him.

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