20 Bible Verses About Serving Others

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Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about serving others. As we have explained on several occasions, serving God is not just about going to church, it is about showing love and kindness to others. Our service to God is everything that makes us human.

Speaking about humanity, in our pursuit of greatness we must learn to serve others. There is popular parlance that said that Whoever is too big to serve is too small to lead. Serving others improves our capacity to become great. As we serve others we gather experience to become a boss of our own.

Before Christ became Christ, he served in the synagogue. He learned under the tutelage of scholars in the synagogue. Serving others is a place of preparation. It is of unlearning and learning. Whoever will become great in life must first serve.

A man doesn’t just become great overnight. It takes consistent efforts to become great. And one of the greatest enemies of greatness is the spirit of pride. Pride will make you see reasons why you should not serve others. And when you don’t serve others, you can’t be served too.

To be great in life you must learn the act of humility. We have curated a list of 20 Bible verses about serving others. It will teach you why it is essential to serve others.


1. Matthew 25:35-40

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 invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.


2. John 13:12-14

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.


3. 1 Peter 4:10-11

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.


4. James 2:14-17

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.


5. Luke 3:10-11

The crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ He answered, ‘Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same.


6. Deuteronomy 15:11

Poor persons will never disappear from the earth. That’s why I’m giving you this command: you must open your hand generously to your fellow Israelites, to the needy among you, and to the poor who live with you in your land.


7. Luke 12:33

Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Make for yourselves wallets that don’t wear out — a treasure in heaven that never runs out. No thief comes near there, and no moth destroys.


8. Acts 20:35

In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus’ words: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.


9. Matthew 25:40

And the King will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.


10. Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give his life as the ransom price in exchange for the salvation of many.


11. Hebrews 6:10

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.


12. Isaiah 25:4

Foryou have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.


13. Leviticus 25:35

Ifyour brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.


14. Deuteronomy 15:11

Therewill always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.


15. 1 John 4:19-20

We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.


16. Ephesians 2:10

Forwe are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


17. Romans 12:20

Ifyour enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.


18. Romans 12:13

Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.


19. Romans 12:20

If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.


20. Galatians 6:2

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.




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