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36 Bible Verses about Service

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2 Corinthians 9:13

Because your service in giving proves your love, you will be glorifying God as you obey what your confession of the Messiah's gospel demands, since you are generous in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Ephesians 6:6

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

2 Chronicles 31:21

Everything that Hezekiah began in the service of God's Temple was done according to the Law and to the commandments as he sought his God, worked with all of his heart, and became successful.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Now I urge you, brothers for you know that the members of the family of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to serving the saints

Psalm 104:14

He causes grass to sprout for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate, to produce food from the land,

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Humble » Penitence, examples of » Service

John 12:3

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

I tell all of you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

When they came to him, he told them, "You know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day I set foot in Asia. I served the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews.

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Joshua 24:14

"Now you must fear the LORD and serve him in faithfulness and truth. Throw away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Instead, serve the LORD.

Service » What not to serve

Exodus 23:24

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

Exodus 20:2-5

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me. "You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth. read more.
You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

""I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me. ""You are not to craft for yourselves an idol resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth. read more.
You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Joshua 23:6-7

Stand very strong, then, so you can obey and carry out everything written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning neither to the right nor to the left of it. That way, you will not mingle with those nations that remain among you, nor mention the name of their gods, nor make oaths by them, nor serve them, nor worship them.

2 Kings 17:35-38

and with whom the LORD had made a covenant when he gave these orders to them: "You are not to fear other gods, bow down to them, serve them, or sacrifice to them. Instead, it is to be the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, showing great power and public demonstrations of might, whom you are to fear, worship, and to whom you are to offer sacrifice. Furthermore, you are to be careful to observe forever the statutes, ordinances, law, and the commandment that he wrote for you. And you are not to fear other gods. read more.
You are not to forget the covenant that I've made with you, and you are not to fear other gods.

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body in preparation for my burial.

Matthew 8:15

He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began serving him.

Philippians 2:25

Meanwhile, I thought it best to send Epaphroditus my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need back to you.

2 Timothy 1:18

May the Lord grant that he finds mercy on the day he comes again. You know very well how much he assisted me in Ephesus.

1 Corinthians 16:17

I am glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus came here, because what was lacking they have supplied through you.

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Judges 5:23

""Meroz is cursed!' declared the angel of the LORD. "Utterly and totally cursed are its inhabitants, because they never came to the aid of the LORD, to the aid of the LORD against the valiant warriors!'"

Ezekiel 33:31

Then they come to you as a group, sit down right in front of you as if they were my people, hear your words and then they don't do what you say because they're seeking only their own desires, they pursue ill-gotten profits, and they keep following their own self-interests.

Nehemiah 3:5

Next to them the Tekoites worked valiantly, even though their leading officials weren't fully dedicated to the work of their lord.

Joshua 18:3

So Joshua told the Israelis, "How long will you delay invading and taking possession of the land that the LORD God of your ancestors has given you?

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know how willing you are, and I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year, and your enthusiasm has stimulated most of them.

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if anyone stops associating with these people, he will become a special utensil, set apart for the owner's use, prepared for every good action.

2 Corinthians 8:19

More than that, he has also been selected by the churches to travel with us while we are administering this work of kindness for the glory of the Lord and as evidence of our eagerness to help.

More verses: 1 Peter 3:15

Service » The reward for serving the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

Then Samuel told the whole house of Israel, "If you're returning to the LORD with all your heart, then remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you, direct your hearts back to the LORD, and serve him only. Then he will deliver you from the control of the Philistines."

1 Samuel 12:14

If you fear the LORD, serve him, obey him, and don't rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who rules over you will truly follow the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

"If you carefully observe the commands that I'm giving you today, to love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then he will send rain on the land in its season the early and latter rains then you'll gather grain, new wine, and oil. He will provide grass on the fields for your livestock, and you'll eat and be satisfied.

Job 36:5-11

"Indeed God is mighty and he doesn't show disrespect; he is mighty and strong of heart. He doesn't let the wicked live; he grants justice to the afflicted. He won't stop looking at righteous people; he seats them on thrones with kings forever, and they are exalted. read more.
"If they're bound in chains, caught in ropes of affliction, he'll reveal their actions to them, when their transgressions have become excessive. He opens their ears and instructs them, commanding them to repent from evil. If they listen and serve him, they'll finish their lives in prosperity and their years will be pleasant.

2 Chronicles 30:8

So don't be stiff-necked like your ancestors were. Instead, submit to the LORD, enter his sanctuary that he has sanctified forever, and serve the LORD your God so that he'll stop being angry with 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 weep while they plant will sing for joy while they harvest. The one who goes out weeping, carrying a bag of seeds, will surely return with a joyful song, bearing sheaves from his harvest. A Solomonic Song of Ascents

Acts 11:23

When he arrived, he rejoiced to see what the grace of God had done, and with hearty determination he kept encouraging all of them to remain faithful to the Lord,

Nehemiah 12:43

That day they offered a large number of sacrifices, and they rejoiced, because God had caused them to rejoice enthusiastically. Their wives and children rejoiced, so that Jerusalem's joy was heard from a long distance.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Service » Reluctant spiritual » To be rendered to Christ

Ephesians 6:6

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

Colossians 3:24

You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Messiah whom you are serving!

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the slave who has been called to belong to the Lord is the Lord's free person. In the same way, the free person who has been called is the Messiah's slave.

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony exists between the Messiah and Beliar, or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common? What agreement can a temple of God make with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said: "I will live and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people."

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

Hardly! What they offer, they offer to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot dine with the Lord and dine with demons, or you'll provoke the Lord to jealousy, won't you? Are we stronger than he is?

Service » Test » Undivided, required by the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

Then Samuel told the whole house of Israel, "If you're returning to the LORD with all your heart, then remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you, direct your hearts back to the LORD, and serve him only. Then he will deliver you from the control of the Philistines."

2 Chronicles 15:15

Everybody in Judah was very glad to make their oath, because they had made their vow with all their heart and had sought him with all of their might, and they found him! The LORD also gave them rest in their surrounding lands.

Service » How to serve the lord

Zephaniah 3:9

Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language so that they all may call upon the name of the LORD, serving him with a united will.

Romans 7:4-6

In the same way, my brothers, through the Messiah's body you also died as far as the Law is concerned, so that you may belong to another person, the one who was raised from the dead, and may bear fruit for God. For while we were living according to our human nature, sinful passions were at work in our bodies by means of the Law, to bear fruit resulting in death. But now we have been released from the Law by dying to what enslaved us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit, not under the old writings.

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

I tell all of you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

When they came to him, he told them, "You know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day I set foot in Asia. I served the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with trials that came to me through the plots of the Jews.

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Mary took a litron of very expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed Jesus' feet. She wiped his feet with her hair, and the house became filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Matthew 10:42

I tell all of you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward."

Acts 20:18-19

When they came to him, he told them, "You know how I lived among you the entire time from the first day I set foot in Asia. I served the Lord with all humility, with tears, and with 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

As soon as he had seen the vision, we immediately looked for a way to go to Macedonia, because we were convinced that God had called us to tell the people there the good news.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal his Son to me so that I might proclaim him among the gentiles, I did not confer with another human being at any time,

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

Acts 9:20

He immediately started to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "This is the Son of God."

Acts 10:29

and that is why I didn't hesitate when I was sent for. Now may I ask why you sent for me?"

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

"Because you didn't serve the LORD your God joyfully and wholeheartedly, despite the abundance of everything you have, you'll serve your enemies whom the LORD your God will send against you. You will serve in famine and in drought, in nakedness, and in lack of everything. They'll set a yoke of iron upon your neck until they have exterminated you.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

2 Chronicles 20:33

However, the high places were not removed, since the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their ancestors.

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Daniel 7:13-14

"I continued to observe the night vision and look! someone like the Son of Man was coming, accompanied by heavenly clouds. He approached the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. To him dominion was bestowed, along with glory and a kingdom, so that all nations, nations, and languages are to serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion it will never pass away and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed."

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:2

He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, but not with a perfect heart.

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After these things, I looked, and there was a crowd so large that no one was able to count it! They were from every nation, tribe, people, and language. They were standing in front of the throne and the lamb and were wearing white robes, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the lamb!" All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell on their faces in front of the throne and worshipped God, read more.
saying, "Amen! Praise, glory, wisdom, thanks, honor, power, and strength be to our God forever and ever! Amen!" "Who are these people wearing white robes," one of the elders asked me, "and where did they come from?" I told him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me, "These are the people who are coming out of the terrible suffering. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb. That is why: "They are in front of the throne of God and worship him night and day in his Temple. The one who sits on the throne will shelter them.

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

2 Kings 13:18-19

After this Elisha said, "Pick up the arrows." So the king picked them up. Then Elisha told the king of Israel, "Strike the ground!" So he struck it three times and then stood still. At this, the man of God became angry at him and told him, "You should have struck five or six times! Then you would have attacked Aram until you would have destroyed it! But as it is now, you'll defeat Aram only three times!"

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

Matthew 25:35-36

because 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 welcomed me. 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 being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes his eternal power and divine nature have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse. read more.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles. For this reason, God delivered them to sexual impurity as they followed the lusts of their hearts and dishonored their bodies with one another. They exchanged God's truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

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

1 Kings 19:20

He abandoned the oxen, ran off to follow Elijah, and asked him, "Please, let me kiss my mother and father good-bye, and then I'll come after you." "Go back again," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?"

Service » The duty of serving men » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?" He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

That's not the way it should be among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to everyone,

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

"Of these three men, who do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the bandits?" He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

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

Mark 10:43-44

That's not the way it should be among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to everyone,

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

He abandoned the oxen, ran off to follow Elijah, and asked him, "Please, let me kiss my mother and father good-bye, and then I'll come after you." "Go back again," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?"

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Jeremiah 3:10

Yet in all this her treacherous sister Judah didn't return to me with her whole heart, but rather deceptively," declares the LORD.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

2 Kings 10:31

But Jehu did not remain careful to walk in the instruction of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart. He never abandoned the sins of Jeroboam that had caused Israel to sin.

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

Then Barnabas left for Tarsus to look for Saul. When he found him, he brought him to Antioch, and for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught many people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

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

Service » The duty of serving men » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

Then he asked him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

Then he asked him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you must also wash one another's feet.

Service » Unquestioning » Isaiah

Service » Unquestioning » David

Service » Half-hearted » Israel

Hosea 10:2

Their hearts are divided; from now on they are to be found guilty. God will tear down their altars, he will destroy their stone idols.

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

because all of them contributed out of their surplus, but out of her poverty she has given everything she had to live on."

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

Luke 10:37

He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!"

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

Luke 4:39

He bent over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began serving them.

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

Mark 1:18

So immediately they left their nets and followed him.

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

Luke 19:6

Zacchaeus came down quickly and was glad to welcome him into his home.

Service » Unquestioning » Christ

Service » Unrealized » Of andrew in bringing peter to jesus

John 1:42

He led Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him intently and said, "You are Simon, John's son. You will be called Cephas!" (which is translated "Peter").

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

The voice said, "I'm Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up, go into the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

Topics on Service

Blessed In Service

19;41;1-2

Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.

Call To Service

44;13;2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me to do the work for which I called them."

Fellowship, In Christian Service

48;2;9

So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised.

Military Service

55;2;4

No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.

Service To God

19;2;11

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Unquestioning Service

1;6;22

Noah did all of this, precisely as God had commanded.

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