Bible Verses About Serving: 20 Helpful Scriptures Quotes

by Pamela Rose Williams on June 8, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

Most people understand what it means to serve.  You can serve a ball when playing volleyball or tennis. You can serve your family a meal. Some computers even serve files to other computers. But what does the Bible say about serving?  I am pretty sure you won’t find the ball games nor the computers in there, but the Bible has much to say about serving.  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” (Mark 10:45). Here are some helpful scripture quotes that I have found about serving and service.

Blessings and Promises for the Servant

Malachi 3:17-18 They shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.

John 12:26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

1 Thessalonians 1:8-10 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Hebrews 6:10 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 9:13-14 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Revelation 7:14-15 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their 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 who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.

Examples and Instructions for the Christian

so we, though many, are one body in Christ

Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Luke 22:27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

Romans 12:1 (KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:10-11(KJV) Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Ephesians 6:6-8 (KJV) Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Serving in a Particular Role

Luke 1:7-8 Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. (speaking of Zechariah)

Romans 12:4-7 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

Romans 15:15-16 But on some points I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 9:13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings?

Who Are You Serving and What’s Your Attitude?

Acts 20:18-21 “…You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Paul speaking to the Ephesian Elders)

Acts 26:6-7 (KJV) And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, unto our fathers: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.

Galatians 5:13 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.

Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

1 Peter 1:12 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.

Christian Quotes About Serving

“Are you still diligently living for God and serving Him, even in these last days? Now is not the time to ease up, but to charge forward and continue living for the Lord.” ~ Paul Chappell 

“God’s people cannot be shamed into serving God; they need to be challenged.” ~ Jack Hyles 

“In the Kingdom of God, service is not a stepping-stone to nobility: it is nobility, the only kind of nobility that is recognized.”  ~ T.W. Manson 

“If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you’re serving in the wrong place.” ~ G. Campbell Morgan

“Good duties must not be pressed and beaten out of us, as the waters came out of a rock when Moses smote it with his rod; but must freely drop from us, as myrrh from the tree, or honey from the comb.”  ~ Thomas Watson

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Resources

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

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Jack Wellman June 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

What a blessing this is…and what a blessing you must be. To have such a godly woman of faith and biblical wisdom to stand next to your husband and to love and care for your children, your household must indeed be blessed above many others. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you as a writer of this site. I look forward to reading more from you, although I will depart this Friday and be gone until June 20th for seminary. Well done and again, welcome.

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Jack Wellman June 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm

PS, say, I just realized that I know you. I am the writer from Yahoo’s Associated Content and Facebook friend. I just read your Bio unto its completion and realized that I have conversed with you. What a blessing indeed! Selah! :-)

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Pam Williams June 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Hi Jack … thanks for the warm welcome!

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Andrew October 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

It was great, thanks!!

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Christa February 16, 2012 at 1:54 am

Hi there I noticed the Colossians verse located under “Who Are You Serving and What’s Your Attitude?” is a little off. The verse addressed is Colossians 3:23-24, not just 3:24.
Grace & Peace

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Pam February 16, 2012 at 8:13 am

Thanks for that Christa. I wilk make that correction.Iron sharpenth iron! Blessings to you!

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vincent jere March 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

its a lovely website i did enjoy reading the material

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Pastor Festus March 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

God bless u. I am refired now.

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regina wanderi May 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

thanks for your inspiration and wise sharing.god bless you and i will join you soon with my sharinngs too.

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Pamela Rose Williams May 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hello regina wanderi, thank you for taking the time to leave your kind comment here. We are happy to share God’s wisdom here at WCWTK. Blessings to you

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uchenna, July 8, 2012 at 4:43 am

i love people that love God, keep it God blessing is upo ”u”.

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Dennis Dacera September 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

Hi Pamela Rose williams I am a Worshiper in Jesus is Lord Church here in Ras al Khaima UAE im so blessed by God for giving a chance to renew my life with Him but fears and is stll coming in my mind.i want to know how to control this thoughts in my mind that keeps coming and negative things and easily disturbr.hope to hear you soon God bless more and More!

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Lorenzo T. Quintas October 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

Can i invite you to become our Pastors Equipping Conference here in the Philippines?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Your co labourer in Christ,

Rev. Lorenzo Quintas
C/o Faith Christian Center
P-10, Prosperidad,
Agusan del Sur
8500 Philippines
Contact no. : 09103398079

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Jamella Lardera October 17, 2012 at 3:56 am

Hi miss Pamela Rose Williams,,I would like to say thank you for making and sharing this article to us..its such a blessing..may you continue to inspire and help many believers in Christ..Godbless!:)

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Akin M December 16, 2012 at 12:27 am

Thank you for your service – greatly appreciated.

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Charles Michael January 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

all about this christian want to know.com..

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Shelesha Hudson February 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

Thank you so much for coming up with this website. The bible and the quotes have really challenge me to continue serving. I know that Christ Jesus served and if I am to follow him I must, serve as well.

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Muthoni March 6, 2013 at 2:25 am

Asante sana…Mungu akubariki!

That’s thank you very much…May God bless you!

Muthoni from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Aligbe Abraham May 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

For you to be spirituality you need to come down to these place.

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Linda Jane July 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hello Sir. God bless you. I have seen and read your material in English. I wish to translate your same material into Yiddish, my first and native language. Also into Hebrew, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Georgian, Greek, Hindi and other major languages If you need any assistance in that please let me know about it. I will wait for your answer please. Thank you.
In Christ,
Linda Jane.

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Angel Kelechi August 27, 2013 at 7:27 am

Am most delighted to go through this article indeed you are a blessing to me God bless you real good

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Joanne August 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I find myself troubled. Almost 50 years ago, my husband & I decided in the service of God to take as our own, an abandoned baby girl who had cerebral palsy. Is has been quite a trip and surely not yet over. But my husband & I are getting “old” and I frankly am finding myself very concerned about her welfare once we are gone from this earth. Today, no answers in sight, I have prayed so much for relief, but none in sight. What do you think?

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Jack Wellman August 28, 2013 at 8:05 am

Thank you Joanne for your question. Have you spoken with your pastor about this? Pray that God will provide others to come along side of you both to relieve you and that He provides some help in the form of counsel about that which you both should do. I would say prayer is not the least you can do but the very most you can do. Our God is a mighty God and He can do all things and let’s pray together about your adopted girl finding help as you both age.

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Kaely Cargo October 18, 2013 at 10:27 am

i loved reading this it was amazing

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Ginger October 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

I agree

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Ginger October 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

Could you put how Children could serve God. I have to do a report on this and i can’t find any passages on this subject ;)

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Jack Wellman October 22, 2013 at 8:00 am

I am not the author of this article but I do not believe that there are any Scriptures that I know of about how children could serve God except for their being in subjection to their parents in Ephesians 6:1 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” When children obey their parents that IS serving the Lord by obeying Him. Thank you Ginger for a great question.

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