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36 Bible Verses about Service

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2 Corinthians 9:13

Through the proven character of this service [they will] glorify God because of the submission of your confession to the gospel of Christ and the generosity of [your] participation toward them and toward everyone,

Romans 15:17

Therefore I have a reason for boasting in Christ Jesus regarding the things concerning God.

2 Chronicles 31:21

And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God or with respect to the law and the commandment to seek his God, he did with all his heart, and he prospered.

1 Corinthians 16:15

Now I urge you, brothers--you know about the household of Stephanas, that they are the first fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the ministry for the saints--

Psalm 104:14

[who] causes grass to grow for the cattle and herbs for the service of humankind, to bring forth 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 ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to 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 on which I set foot in Asia how I was the whole time with you-- serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews--

Service » Reluctant spiritual » God demands

Joshua 24:14

"So now, revere Yahweh and serve him in sincerity and faithfulness; remove the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve Yahweh.

Exodus 23:25

And you will serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will remove sickness from among you.

Service » What not to serve

Exodus 23:24

" 'You will not bow to their gods, and you will not serve them, and you will not act according to their actions, because you will utterly demolish them, and you will utterly break their stone pillars.

Exodus 20:2-5

"I [am] Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. "There shall be for you no other gods before me. "You shall not make for yourself a divine image [with] any form that [is] in the heavens above or that [is] in the earth below or that [is] in the water below the earth. read more.
You will not bow down to them, and you will not serve them, because I [am] Yahweh your God, a jealous God, punishing [the] guilt of [the] parents on the children on [the] third and on [the] fourth [generations] of those hating me,

Deuteronomy 5:6-9

'I [am] Yahweh your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. [There] shall not be for you other gods {besides me}. 'You shall not make for yourself a divine image of any [type] of form that [is] in the heaven above or that [is] on the earth beneath or that [is] in the water under the earth. read more.
'You shall not bow down to them, and you shall not serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, [am] a jealous God, punishing the guilt of fathers upon [their] children and upon [the] third and upon [the] fourth generation of [those] hating me,

Joshua 23:6-7

Be very strong to observe carefully all that is written in the scroll of the law of Moses so as not to turn aside from it, [to] the right or left, so as not to go among these remaining nations with you; {do not profess} the name of their gods, and do not swear by them, serve them, or {bow down to them}.

2 Kings 17:35-38

Yahweh had {made} a covenant with them and commanded them, "You shall not fear other gods, nor shall you bow down to them, nor shall you serve them, nor shall you sacrifice to them. Rather, Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt with great strength and with an outstretched arm--him you shall fear, and to him you shall bow down, and to him you shall sacrifice. The statutes, the decisions, the law, and the commands that he wrote to you, you shall observe to do always, and you shall not fear other gods. read more.
The covenant that I have {made} with you, you shall not forget, and you shall not fear other gods.

Service » Test » Timely

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could; {she has anointed my body beforehand} for burial.

Matthew 8:15

And he touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him.

Philippians 2:25

But I considered [it] necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, but your messenger and servant of my need,

2 Timothy 1:18

May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day! And how much he served [me] in Ephesus you know very well.

1 Corinthians 16:17

Now I rejoice over the arrival of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because these make up for your absence,

Service » Half-hearted » Indifferent

Judges 5:23

'Curse Meroz,' says the angel of Yahweh; 'curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they did not come to the help of Yahweh, to the help of Yahweh against the mighty.'

Jeremiah 48:10

[The one who] does the work of Yahweh [with] slackness [is] cursed, and [the one who] keeps away blood from his sword [is] cursed.

Nehemiah 3:5

{Next to them} the Tekoites repaired, but their nobles did not put their neck to the work of their lord.

Joshua 18:3

And Joshua said to the {Israelites}, "{How long} [will] you be slack about going to take possession of the land that Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, has given you?

Service » Obedient power for » Preparation for

2 Corinthians 9:2

because I know your readiness [to help], [concerning] which I keep on boasting to the Macedonians about you, that Achaia has been ready [to help] since last year, and your zeal has stirred up the majority [of them].

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

2 Corinthians 8:19

And not only [this], but he was also chosen by the churches [as] our traveling companion together with this gift that is being administered by us to the glory of the Lord himself and [to show] our readiness [to help].

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 with all your heart you [are] turning to Yahweh, remove the foreign gods and Ashtoreths from your midst. Commit your hearts to Yahweh and serve him alone. Then he will deliver you from the hand of [the] Philistines."

1 Samuel 12:14

If you will fear Yahweh, and serve him, and listen to his voice, and not be rebellious against {what Yahweh says}, and both you and the king who rules over you will [follow] after Yahweh your God, [all will be well].

Deuteronomy 11:13-15

"And it will happen [that] if you listen carefully to my commandments that I [am] commanding you {today}, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all [of] your heart and with all [of] your soul, then 'I will send the rain for your land in its season, early rain and later rain, and you will gather your grain and your wine and your olive oil. And I will give vegetation in your field for your livestock, and {you will eat your fill}.'

Job 36:5-11

Look, God [is] mighty but does not despise [anyone]; [he is] mighty [and] {good in understanding}. He does not keep [the] wicked alive but grants justice [to the] afflicted. He does not withdraw his eyes from [the] righteous, but he sets them forever with kings on the throne, and they are exalted. read more.
"And if [they] are tied up with fetters, [if] they are caught in [the] cords of misery, then he declares their work to them, and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly. So he opens their ear to the discipline, and he commands that they return from mischief. If they listen and serve [him], they complete their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness.

2 Chronicles 30:8

Now, do not stiffen your neck as your fathers, but give a hand to Yahweh and come to his sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever, and serve Yahweh your God that his fierce 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

Those who sow with tears shall reap with rejoicing. He who diligently goes [out] with weeping, carrying the seed bag, shall certainly come [in] with rejoicing, carrying his sheaves.

Acts 11:23

who, [when he] arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and encouraged [them] all to remain true to the Lord with {devoted hearts},

Nehemiah 12:43

They offered on that day great sacrifices and rejoiced because God brought great joy to them. And the women and children also rejoiced. The joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.

More verses: Psalm 100:2 John 4:36

Service » Reluctant spiritual » To be rendered to Christ

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the one who is called in the Lord [while] a slave is the Lord's freedperson. Likewise the one who is called [while] free is a slave of Christ.

Service » What cannot be served together

2 Corinthians 6:14-16

Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers, for what participation [is there between] righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship [does] light [have] with darkness? And what agreement [does] Christ [have] with Beliar? Or what share [does] a believer [have] with an unbeliever? And what agreement [does the] temple of God [have] with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and will walk about [among them], and I will be their God and they will be my people."

Luke 16:13

No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."

1 Corinthians 10:20-22

[No], but that [the things] which they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to become sharers with demons. You are not able to drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You are not able to share the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or are we attempting to provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than he [is, are we]?

Service » Test » Undivided, required by the lord

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If with all your heart you [are] turning to Yahweh, remove the foreign gods and Ashtoreths from your midst. Commit your hearts to Yahweh and serve him alone. Then he will deliver you from the hand of [the] Philistines."

Luke 16:13

No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."

2 Chronicles 15:15

And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they swore with all their heart. And they sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and Yahweh gave rest to them all around.

Service » How to serve the lord

Zephaniah 3:9

Because then I will {make the speech of the nations pure}; that all of them might call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him {in unison}.

Romans 7:4-6

So then, my brothers, you also were brought to death with respect to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to the one who was raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For when we were in the flesh, sinful desires were working through the law in our members, to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released from the law, [because we] have died [to that] by which we were bound, so that we may serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter [of the law].

Service » The duty of serving men » Performed in humility

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to 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 on which I set foot in Asia how I was the whole time with you-- serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews--

Service » Half-hearted » Humble

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Matthew 10:42

And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to 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 on which I set foot in Asia how I was the whole time with you-- serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that 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, we wanted at once to go away to Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.

Galatians 1:16

to reveal his Son in me in order that I would proclaim the gospel [about] him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not consult with flesh and blood,

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

Acts 9:20

And immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: "This one is the Son of God!"

Acts 10:29

Therefore--and without raising any objection--I came [when I] was sent for. So I ask for what reason you sent for me."

Service » The reward for not serving the lord

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

"{Because} [of the fact] that you did not serve Yahweh your God with joy and with gladness of heart for the abundance of everything, then you shall serve your enemies, whom Yahweh will send against you [under conditions of] famine, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of everything; and he shall place a yoke of iron on your neck {until he has destroyed you}.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehoshaphat's subjects

2 Chronicles 20:33

Only the high places were not removed. The people still had not yet set their heart on the God of their ancestors.

Service » Who shall serve the lord

Daniel 7:13-14

"{I continued watching} in the visions of the night, and look, with the clouds of heaven [one] like a son of man was coming, and he came to the Ancient of Days, and {was presented} before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and kingship that all the peoples, the nations, and languages [would] serve him; his dominion [is] a dominion {without end} that will not cease, and his kingdom [is one] that will not be destroyed.

Service » Half-hearted » Amaziah

2 Chronicles 25:2

And he did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh, only not with a fully-devoted heart.

Service » Test » It was established in israel

Deuteronomy 10:12

And now, Israel, what [is] Yahweh your God asking from you, except to revere Yahweh your God, to go in all his ways and to love him and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Service » Who serves God

Revelation 7:9-15

After these [things] I looked, and behold, a great crowd that no one was able to number, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed [in] white robes and [with] palm branches in their hands. And they were crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, read more.
saying, "Amen! Praise and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honor and power and strength [be] to our God {forever and ever}. Amen!" And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are dressed [in] the white robes--who are [they], and from where have they come?" And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Because of this, they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne {will shelter} them.

Service » Half-hearted » Joash

2 Kings 13:18-19

Then he said, "Take the arrows," so he took [them]. He said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground," so he struck three times and stopped. [Yet] the man of God became angry against him and said, "For striking five or six times, then you would have defeated Aram until finishing [them], but now you will defeat Aram [only] 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 welcomed me as a guest, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you cared for me, I was in prison and you 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 the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made [it] clear to them. For from the creation of the world, his invisible [attributes], both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse. read more.
For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, [that] their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for eternity. Amen.

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

1 Kings 19:20

Then he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will go after you." Then he said, "Go, return, for what I have done to you?"

Service » The duty of serving men » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

Which of these three do you suppose became a neighbor of the man who fell among the robbers?" So he said, "The one who showed mercy to him." And Jesus said to him, "You go and do likewise."

Service » The duty of serving men » It ennobles life

Mark 10:43-44

But it is not like this among you! But whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be most prominent among you must be the slave of all.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It exemplifies neighbourliness

Luke 10:36-37

Which of these three do you suppose became a neighbor of the man who fell among the robbers?" So he said, "The one who showed mercy to him." And Jesus said to him, "You go and do likewise."

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

Mark 10:43-44

But it is not like this among you! But whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be most prominent among you must be the slave of all.

Service » Unquestioning » Elisha

1 Kings 19:20

Then he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will go after you." Then he said, "Go, return, for what I have done to you?"

Service » Half-hearted » Judah

Jeremiah 3:10

Yet even in all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with all her heart, {but only} in pretense," {declares} Yahweh.

Service » Half-hearted » Jehu

2 Kings 10:31

But Jehu was not careful to walk in the law of Yahweh God of Israel with all his heart; he did not turn from the sins of Jeroboam [by] which he caused Israel to sin.

Service » Unrealized » Of barnabas in going after paul

Acts 11:25-26

So he departed for Tarsus to look for Saul. And [when he] found [him], he brought [him] to Antioch. And it happened to them also [that they] met together [for] a whole year with the church and taught a large number [of people]. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

Service » Unrealized » Of the righteous

Matthew 25:38

And when did we see you a stranger and welcome [you] as a guest, or naked and clothe [you]?

Service » Unrealized » Of mary

Matthew 26:12

For [when] this woman poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] in order to prepare me for burial.

Service » Unquestioning » Noah

Genesis 6:22

And Noah did according to all that God commanded him; thus he did.

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 a second time, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Shepherd my sheep!"

Service » The duty of serving men » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Service » Christ's encouraged » It demonstrates love

John 21:16

He said to him again a second time, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Shepherd my sheep!"

Service » Christ's encouraged » It is Christlike

John 13:14

If then I--[your] Lord and Teacher--wash 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 heart is false; now they must bear [their] guilt. He himself will break down their altars; he will destroy their stone pillars.

Service » Unrealized » Of the poor widow

Mark 12:44

For they all {contributed} out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in everything she had, her whole means of subsistence."

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

Luke 10:37

So he said, "The one who showed mercy to him." And Jesus said to him, "You go and do likewise."

Service » Test » It reveals the quality of love

John 21:17

He said to him a third [time], "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed because he said to him a third [time], "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything! You know that I love you!" Jesus said 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 he stood over her [and] rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she got up [and] began to serve them.

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

Mark 1:18

And 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

He brought him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, "You are Simon the son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which is interpreted "Peter").

Service » Unquestioning » Paul

Acts 9:6

But get up and enter into the city, and it will be told to you {what you must do}."

Topics on Service

Blessed In Service

19;41;1-2

Blessed [is the one who] has regard for [the] poor; in [the] day of disaster, Yahweh delivers him.

Call To Service

44;13;2

And [while] they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart now for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."

Fellowship, In Christian Service

48;2;9

and [when] James and Cephas and John--those thought to be pillars--acknowledged the grace given to me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right [hand] of fellowship, in order that we [should go] to the Gentiles and they to the circumcision.

Military Service

55;2;4

No one who serves as a soldier is entangled in the activities of [everyday] life, so that he may please the one who enlisted [him].

Service To God

19;2;11

Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Unquestioning Service

1;6;22

And Noah did according to all that God commanded him; thus he did.