The Bible commands us to love one another, but to also serve one another. There are all different ways we can serve one another. Here are our 16 best Bible verses about serving others to help you find ways you can serve those in need, lend an hear or a helping hand.
We all have something that we can serve with; our time, our talents, and our treasures. Ninety percent of serving is just showing up!
God is most pleased when we serve others without accolades, and when it comes with personal cost. Not only does serving others please the Lord, Studies also indicate that creating opportunities to serve others results in a stronger sense of purpose and meaning in life, leading to better mental and physical well-being.
Below are your 16 Best Bible Verses Regarding Serving Others!
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Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
- Proverbs 11:25
And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.
- Mark 9:35
The greatest among you shall be your servant.
- Matthew 23:11
Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.
- Ephesians 6:7
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
- Galatians 5:13-14
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
- Ephesians 2:10
Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
- 1 Samuel 12:24
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
- 1 John 3:18
And whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
- Mark 10:44-45
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
- James 2:14-17
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
- 1 Peter 4:10
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
- Galatians 6:9
And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
- Matthew 25:40
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
- Hebrews 13:16
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
- Proverbs 19:17
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
- Acts 20:35
Here are 5 Biblical Examples about Serving Others in the Body of Christ:
Serving Christ by Serving Others – Matthew 25
How often I have read right by Matthew 25:35-36 where Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” The saints didn’t see the connection to Jesus statement “For I was…” but then realized His point: “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). When we serve others, Jesus sees it as doing “it to Me.”
I heard one preacher say that God will not forget what we do in serving others, even if no one else hears about it. The author of Hebrews wrote, “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do” (Hebrews 6:10). Others may be unjust in that they do not even say “Thank you,” but we do it for God anyway, and God will not “overlook your work and the love you have shown for his name in serving the saints.” Even if others forget, God never will!
Old Testament Saints – 1 Peter 1
Believe it or not, the Old Testament saints or prophets were actually prophesying “the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories” (1 Peter 1:11). Perhaps without even realizing it, “It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look” (1 Peter 1:12). The Bible says they were actually serving us, even before we were born!
Mary Serving Jesus – John 12
It was just before Passover, but also just before Calvary that Mary “took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair” (John 12:3). Mary’s gift was not just a “Thank you” card, but actually worth “300 denarii,” and the value of that gift, meant for His coming burial, was worth about $54,509 in U.S. dollars. Serving others may mean being sacrificial in giving. Jesus did say that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Undoubtedly, Mary showed exactly where her heart was. It was devoted to Jesus Christ! She proved she was truly following Jesus Christ (John 12:26).
Greatness and Serving – Matthew 23
We might think, in our sinful nature, that serving is being seen by others and being served by others, but greatness is not measured in how many serve us, but in how many we serve! Jesus proves this point by saying, “The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matthew 23:11). I know a man of God who does just that! Not only does he serve others, and without acclaim, but he is also humble, so God will exalt him someday…maybe not today; maybe not tomorrow, but surely when Jesus arrives and in the kingdom. This man will be exalted by the Lord Himself because he served so many, and yet had humility.
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