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36 Bible Verses about Service

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2 Corinthians 9:13

that by the experience of this ministration, they glorify God for the obedience of your consent unto the gospel of the Christ and in your liberal distribution unto them and unto everyone,

2 Chronicles 31:21

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God and in the law and in the commandments, he sought God and he did it with all his heart and was prospered.

1 Corinthians 16:15

I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia and that they have dedicated themselves to the ministry of the saints),

Psalm 104:14

He causes the hay to grow for the cattle and grass for the service of man, that he may bring 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

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and 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 unto 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 unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility and with many tears and temptations, which have befallen me by the ambushes of the Jews,

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Joshua 24:14

Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in perfection and in truth and put away from among you the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt, and serve ye the LORD.

Exodus 23:25

But ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take all sickness away from the midst of thee.

Service » What not to serve

Exodus 23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them and completely break down their images.

Exodus 20:2-5

I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath nor that is in the water under the earth. read more.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

I AM thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of slavery. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image or any likeness of any thing that is in the heavens above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth. read more.
Thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me

Joshua 23:6-7

Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses without turning aside to the right hand or to the left that ye not enter in among these Gentiles that remain among you; neither make 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

with whom the LORD had made a covenant and charged them, saying, Ye shall not fear other gods, nor worship them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them, but only the LORD your God 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 rights and the law and the commandments, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do every day; and ye shall not fear other gods. read more.
And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could, for she has anticipated anointing my body for the burial.

Matthew 8:15

And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and ministered unto them.

Philippians 2:25

Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour and fellowsoldier, but your messenger and he that ministered to my needs.

2 Timothy 1:18

The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day; and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

1 Corinthians 16:17

I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, for they have filled your absence.

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Judges 5:23

Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof because they did not come to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

Nehemiah 3:5

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

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said unto the sons of Israel, How long shall ye be negligent to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know your ready desire, for which I gloried of you to those of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago, and your zeal has provoked many.

2 Timothy 2:21

If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:19

and not that only, but who was also ordained by the congregations to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord and declaration of your ready desire,

More verses: 1 Peter 3:15

Service » The reward for serving the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 12:14

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

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day: to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul that I will give you the rain of your land in its due season, the early rain and the latter rain, and thou shalt gather in thy grain and thy wine and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy beasts, and thou shalt eat and be full.

Job 36:5-11

Behold, God is mighty and does not despise; he is mighty in virtue of heart. He shall not give life to the wicked; but to the poor he shall give their right. He shall not withdraw his eyes from the righteous; but with kings he shall place them on the throne for ever, and they shall be exalted. read more.
And if they were bound in fetters and captive in cords of affliction, then he shall show them their work and that their rebellions prevailed. He opens their ear to instruction and commands that they turn from iniquity. If they hearken and serve him, they shall spend their days in goodness and their years in delight.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Therefore, do not be stiffnecked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD and enter into his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath 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

Those that sow with tears shall reap with joy. He that goes forth and weeps, bearing the precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad and exhorted them all to remain in their purpose of heart in the Lord.

Nehemiah 12:43

Also that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women also and the children rejoiced, so that 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

1 Corinthians 7:22

For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord's freeman; likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's slave.

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? and what communion does light have with darkness? And what concord does Christ have with Belial? or what part do the faithful have with the unfaithful? And what agreement does the temple of God have with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them and walk in them and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I would not that ye should be participants of demons. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; ye cannot be participants of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. Shall 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 unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Chronicles 15:15

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

Service » How to serve the lord

Zephaniah 3:9

For then I will restore to the peoples the pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent.

Romans 7:4-6

Likewise ye also, my brethren, are become dead to the law in the body of the Christ that ye should belong to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. For while we were in the flesh, the affections of the sins which were by the law worked in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are free from the law of death in which we were held, that we might serve in newness of Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and 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 unto 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 unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility and with many tears and temptations, which have befallen me by the ambushes of the Jews,

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and 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 unto 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 unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility and with many tears and temptations, which have befallen me by the ambushes 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 after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel unto them.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal his Son in me that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood,

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

Acts 9:20

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

Acts 10:29

Therefore I came unto you without doubting, as soon as I was sent for; I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

Because thou didst not serve the LORD thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore, thou shalt serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger and in thirst and in nakedness and in lack of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck until he has destroyed thee.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

2 Chronicles 20:33

With all this the high places were not taken away, for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Daniel 7:13-14

I saw in the vision of the night, and, behold, in the clouds of heaven like a Son of man that came and drew near unto the Elder of great age, and they brought him near before him. And he gave him dominion and glory and kingdom; and all the peoples, nations, and tongues served him: his dominion is an eternal dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom such that it shall never be corrupted.

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Deuteronomy 10:12

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

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After this I saw, and, behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and peoples and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with long white robes and palms in their hands and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation unto him who is seated upon the throne of our God and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne and about the elders and the four animals; and they fell upon their faces before the throne and worshipped God, read more.
saying, Amen: The blessing and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honour and the power and the might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders responded and asked me, Who are these who are arrayed in long white robes? and where did they come from? And I said unto him, lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are those who came out of great tribulation and have washed their long robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple, and he that is seated on the throne shall dwell among them.

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

2 Kings 13:18-19

And he said again, Take the arrows. And he took them. Then he said to the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote three times, and stopped. Then the man of God was angry with him, and said, If thou would have smitten five or six times; then thou would have smitten Syria until thou had consumed it; whereas now thou shalt smite Syria three times.

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

Matthew 25:35-36

for I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Service » Test » King saul was condemned by it

Service » Who served the creature more than the creator

Romans 1:18-25

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of men, who hold back the truth with injustice; because that which is known of God is manifest to them; for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him, his eternal power and divinity, are clearly understood by the creation of the world and by the things that are made so that there is no excuse; read more.
because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents. Therefore God also gave them over to the lusts of their own hearts for uncleanness, to contaminate their own bodies between themselves, who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for all ages. Amen.

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

1 Kings 19:20

So he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto 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, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

But it shall not be like this among you, for whosoever desires to make himself great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever of you that desires to be first shall be slave of all.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.

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

Mark 10:43-44

But it shall not be like this among you, for whosoever desires to make himself great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever of you that desires to be first shall be slave of all.

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

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

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Jeremiah 3:10

And yet for all this her rebellious sister Judah has never turned unto me with her whole heart, but untruthfully, said the LORD.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

2 Kings 10:31

But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart; neither did he depart from the sins of Jeroboam, who had caused Israel to sin.

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

Then Barnabas departed to Tarsus to seek Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass that for a whole year they gathered themselves together with the congregation and taught many people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

For in that she has poured this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare for my burial.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

Genesis 6:22

Thus did Noah; according to all that God 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 said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I then, the Lord and the Master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If I then, the Lord and the Master, 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 has wandered; now they shall be found guilty: he shall break down their altars, he shall destroy their statues.

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

for they all did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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

Luke 10:37

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

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

Luke 4:39

And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.

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

Mark 1:18

And straightway they forsook their nets and 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 joyfully.

Service » Unquestioning » Christ

Service » Unrealized » Of andrew in bringing peter to jesus

John 1:42

And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what it behooves thee to do.

Topics on Service

Blessed In Service

19;41;1-2

Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

Call To Service

44;13;2

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work unto which I have called them.

Fellowship, In Christian Service

48;2;9

and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision.

Military Service

55;2;4

No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.

Service To God

19;2;11

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Unquestioning Service

1;6;22

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.