Bible verses about serving others | LITV

Bible verses about "serving others" | LITV

Joshua 22:5

5 Only, be very much on guard to do the commands and the law which Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded you, to love Jehovah your God, and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and to cleave to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Isaiah 1:1-31

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. 2 Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth! For Jehovah has spoken: I have nursed and brought up sons, but they have rebelled against Me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's manger, but Israel does not know; My people have not understood. 4 Woe, sinful nation, a people heavy with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, sons who corrupt! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have scorned the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged backward. 5 Why will you be stricken any more? Will you continue the revolt? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head, no soundness is in it; only a wound and a stripe and a fresh blow; they have not been closed, nor bound up; nor was it softened with oil. 7 Your land is a desolation; your cities burned with fire. Foreigners devour your land before you; and behold, ruin, as overthrown by foreigners. 8 And the daughter of Zion is left a booth in a vineyard, like a hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city. 9 Except Jehovah of hosts had left a remnant for us, a few, we would be as Sodom; we would be as Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of Jehovah, rulers of Sodom. Listen to the law of our God, people of Gomorrah. 11 What good to Me are your many sacrifices, says Jehovah? I am full of burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fattened cattle, and the blood of bulls; nor do I delight in the blood of lambs and he goats. 12 When you come to see My face, who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts? 13 Do not add to bringing vain sacrifice; its incense is an abomination to Me. I cannot endure the new moon and sabbath, the going to meeting, and the evil assembly. 14 My soul hates your new moons and your appointed feasts. They are a burden to Me. I am weary of bearing them . 15 And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you. Yea, when you multiply prayer, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash yourselves, purify yourselves. Put away the evil of your doings from My sight; stop doing evil. 17 Learn to do good, seek justice, reprove the oppressor, judge the orphan, strive for the widow. 18 Come now and let us reason together, says Jehovah: Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as the crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and hear, you shall eat the good of the land. 20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken. 21 Oh how the faithful city has become a harlot! She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in it. But now, murderers! 22 Your silver has become dross; your wine is diluted with water. 23 Your princes are rebellious and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe, and is pursuing rewards. They do not judge the orphan, nor does the cause of the widow come to them, 24 and says the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Alas! I will be eased of My foes, and avenge Myself of My enemies. 25 And I will return My hand on you, and refine your dross, as with lye, and take away all your alloy. 26 And I will return your judges as at the first; and your advisors, as at the beginning; then you shall be called the city of righteousness, a faithful town. 27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her returning ones with righteousness. 28 And the ruin of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together. And those who forsake Jehovah shall be consumed. 29 For they shall be ashamed of the trees which you lusted after; and you shall be ashamed of the gardens that you have chosen. 30 For you shall be like a tree whose leaf fades, and like a garden that has no water in it. 31 And the strong shall be for tow, and his work for a spark; and they shall burn both together; and no one shall quench them .

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold, I am sending My messenger, and He will clear the way before Me. And the Lord whom you are seeking shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Angel of the Covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He comes, says Jehovah of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fuller's soap. 3 And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and He shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them like gold and like silver, that they may be presenters of a food offering in righteousness to Jehovah. 4 Then the food offering of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to Jehovah, as in the days of old, and as in former years. 5 And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against those swearing to a lie; and against those who extort from the hired laborer's pay; and turning away the widow, and the fatherless, and the alien, and not fearing Me, says Jehovah of hosts. 6 For I am Jehovah, I change not. Because of this, you sons of Jacob are not destroyed. 7 From the days of your fathers, you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them . Return to Me, and I will return to you, says Jehovah of hosts. But you say, In what shall we return? 8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, In what have we robbed You? In the tithe and the offering! 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the nation, all of it. 10 Bring all the tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. And test Me now with this, says Jehovah of hosts, whether I will not open the windows of the heavens for you and pour out a blessing until there is no sufficiency. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for you, and he shall not destroy the fruit of your ground against you; nor shall your vine miscarry against you in the field, says Jehovah of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land, says Jehovah of hosts. 13 Your words have been strong against Me, says Jehovah. Yet you say, What have we spoken against you? 14 You have said, It is vain to serve God. And, What profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked as mourners before Jehovah of hosts? 15 And now we are calling the arrogant blessed. Not only are the doers of wickedness built up, they also test God, and escape. 16 Then those fearing Jehovah spoke together, each man to his neighbor. And Jehovah gave attention and heard. And a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Jehovah, and for those esteeming His name. 17 And they shall be Mine, says Jehovah of hosts, for the day that I will make up My treasure. And I will pity them as a man has pity on his son who serves him. 18 Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

Matthew 10:16

16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Matthew 8:1-4

1 And He having come down from the mount, great crowds followed Him. 2 And behold, coming up, a leper worshiped Him, saying, Lord, If You will, You are able to cleanse me. 3 And stretching out His hand, Jesus touched him, saying, I will! Be cleansed! And instantly his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

Luke 9:57-10:16

57 And it happened as they were going in the way, one said to Him, I will follow You everywhere You may go, Lord. 58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven nests, but the Son of man has nowhere He may lay His head. 59 And He said to another, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first to bury my father. 60 But Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their dead, but going out, you announce the kingdom of God. 61 And also another said, I will follow You, Lord, but first allow me to take leave of those in my house. 62 But Jesus said to him, No one putting his hand on the plow, and looking at the things behind, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 And after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place, even to where He was about to come. 2 Therefore He said to them, Indeed the harvest is much, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He send out workers into His harvest. 3 Go! Behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Do not carry a purse, nor a moneybag, nor sandals; and greet no one by the way. 5 And into whatever house you may enter, first say, Peace to this house. 6 And if a son of peace is truly there, your peace shall rest on it; but if not so, it shall return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking the things shared by them; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not move from house to house. 8 And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things set before you. 9 And heal the sick in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has drawn near to you. 10 But into whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, going out into its streets, say, 11 Even the dust clinging to us out of your city, we shake off against you! Yet know this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near to you! 12 And I say to you that it shall be more bearable for Sodom in that day than for that city! 13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the works of power which have been occurring in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago sitting in sackcloth and ashes! 14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the Judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, were you not exalted to the heaven? "You will be thrust down to Hades!" Isa. 14:13, 15 16 The one hearing you hears Me, and the one rejecting you also rejects Me, and the one rejecting Me also rejects the One having sent Me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 Then if there is any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and compassions, 2 fulfill my joy, that you think the same, having the same love, one in soul, minding the one thing, 3 doing nothing according to party spirit or self-glory, but in humility, esteeming one another to surpass themselves; 4 each not looking at their own things, but each also at the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who subsisting in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, having become in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, having become obedient until death, even the death of a cross. 9 Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus "every knee should bow," of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth, 11 and "every tongue should confess" that Jesus Christ is "Lord," to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23 12 So, then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, cultivate your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who is working in you both to will and to work for the sake of His good pleasure.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 serving as slaves with good will to the Lord, and not as to men, 8 each one knowing that whatever good thing he does, this he shall receive from the Lord, whether a slave or a freeman.

James 1:1-27

1 James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, greeting: 2 My brothers count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the proving of your faith works patience. 4 But let patience have its perfective work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, who gives to all freely and with no reproach, and it will be given to Him. 6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, being driven by wind and being tossed; 7 for do not let that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-souled man, not dependable in all his ways. 9 But let the lowly brother rejoice in his lifting up; 10 and the rich one rejoice in his humiliation, because he will pass away like the flower of the grass. 11 For the sun rose with the hot wind and dried up the grass, and its flower fell out, and the beauty of its appearance perished; so also the rich one will fade away in his ways. Isa. 40:6, 7 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation, because having been approved he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to the ones loving Him. 13 Let no one being tempted say, I am tempted from God. For God is not tempted by evils, and He tempts no one. 14 But each one is tempted by his own lusts, having been drawn out and having been seduced by them . 15 Then being conceived, lust brings forth sin. And sin being fully formed brings forth death. 16 Do not go astray, my beloved brothers, 17 every act of good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom is no change or shadow of turning. 18 Having purposed, He brought us forth by the word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures. 19 So that, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. 20 For the wrath of man does not work out the righteousness of God. 21 On account of this, having put aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls. 22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, this one is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he studied himself, and has gone away, and immediately he forgot of what kind he was. 25 But the one looking into the perfect law of liberty, and continuing in it, this one not having become a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in his doing. 26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this one's religion is vain. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

1 Peter 1:10-16

10 About which salvation the prophets sought out and searched out, prophesying concerning the grace for you, 11 searching for what, or what sort of time the Spirit of Christ made clear within them; testifying beforehand of the sufferings belonging to Christ, and the glories after these. 12 To whom it was revealed that not to themselves, but to us they ministered the same things, which now were announced to you by those having preached the gospel to you in the Holy Spirit sent from Heaven; into which things angels long to bow to look. 13 Because of this, having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope on the grace being brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 14 as children of obedience, not fashioning yourselves to your former lusts in your ignorance, 15 but according to the Holy One who has called you, you also become holy in all conduct; 16 because it has been written, "Be holy," "because I am holy." Lev. 19:2

Proverbs 14:21

21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has mercy on the poor, Oh how happy is he!

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And Jesus, entering into Capernaum, a centurion came near to Him, begging Him, 6 and saying, Lord, my boy has been laid in the house, a paralytic, being grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him. 8 And answering, the centurion said, Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but only speak a word and my boy will be healed. 9 For I am also a man under authority, having soldiers under myself. And I say to this one, Go; and he goes; and to another, Come; and he comes; and to my slave, Do this; and he does it . 10 And hearing, Jesus marveled, and said to those following, Truly I say to you, Not even in Israel did I find such faith. 11 But I say to you that many will come from east and west, and will recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven, 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as you have believed, so let it be to you. And his boy was healed in that hour.

John 7:1-24

1 And after these things Jesus was walking in Galilee; for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews were lusting to kill Him. 2 And the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles was near. 3 Then His brothers said to Him, Move away from here and go to Judea, that your disciples will also see your works which you do, 4 for no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be in public. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world. 5 For His brothers did not believe into Him. 6 Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet here, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I witness about it, that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to the feast, for My time has not yet been fulfilled. 9 And saying these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 10 But when His brothers went up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought Him in the feast, and said, Where is He? 12 And much murmuring about Him was in the crowds. Some said, He is a good one; but others said, No, but he deceives the crowd. 13 However, no one publicly spoke about Him, because of the fear of the Jews. 14 But the feast now being half over, Jesus went up to the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this one know letters, not being taught? 16 Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but of the One who sent Me. 17 If anyone desires to do His will, he will know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or I speak from Myself. 18 The one speaking from himself seeks his own glory. But the one seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, this One is true, and unrighteousness is not in Him. 19 Has not Moses given you the Law, and not one of you does the Law? Why do you lust to kill Me? 20 The crowd answered and said, You have a demon. Who lusts to kill you? 21 Jesus answered and said to them, I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 Because of this Moses has given you circumcision; (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on a sabbath, you circumcise a man. 23 If a man receives circumcision on a sabbath, that the Law of Moses is not broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man entirely sound on a sabbath? 24 Do not judge according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

Romans 12:1

1 Therefore, brothers, I call on you through the compassions of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.

Philippians 2:2

2 fulfill my joy, that you think the same, having the same love, one in soul, minding the one thing,

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 nor did we eat bread from anyone as a gift, but by labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden anyone of you.

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unjust, to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed to His name, ministering to the saints, and now are ministering. 11 But we desire each of you to show the same eagerness, to the full assurance of the hope to the end; 12 that you not become dull, but imitators of those who through faith and longsuffering are inheriting the promises.

1 Peter 4:1-19

1 Therefore, Christ having suffered for us in the flesh, also you arm yourselves with the same thought, that he suffering in the flesh has been made to rest from sin, 2 for him no longer to live in the lusts of men, but to live the remaining time in the flesh in the will of God. 3 For the time of life having passed is sufficient for us to have worked out the will of the nations, having gone on in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, parties, carousings, and unlawful idolatries; 4 in which they are surprised, you not running with them into the same overflow of unsavedness, blaspheming; 5 who will give account to Him having readiness to judge the living and dead. 6 For to this end also the gospel was preached to the dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but might live according to God in the Spirit. 7 But the end of all things has drawn near. Be of sound mind, then, and be sensible to prayers; 8 and above all things having fervent love to yourselves, "because love will cover a multitude of sins." Prov. 10:12 9 Be hospitable to one another without murmurings, 10 each one as he received a gift, ministering it to yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God; if anyone ministers, as by strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom is the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen. 12 Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial happening among you for your testing, as if a surprise were occurring to you; 13 but according as you share the sufferings of Christ, rejoice; so that you may rejoice exultingly at the revelation of His glory. 14 If you are reviled in the name of Christ, you are blessed, because "the Spirit of God and of glory rests on you." Truly, according to them, He is blasphemed; but according to you, He is glorified. Isa. 11:2 15 For do not let any of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a meddler in the affairs of others. 16 But if one suffers as a Christian, do not let him be ashamed, but to glorify God in this respect. 17 Because the time has come to begin the judgment from the house of God; and if firstly from us, what will be the end of the ones disobeying the gospel of God? 18 And "if the righteous is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and sinner appear?" Prov. 11:31 19 So as indeed the ones suffering according to God's will, as to a faithful Creator, let them commit their souls in well-doing.

1 John 3:17-18

17 Whoever has the means of life of the world, and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And indeed He gave some to be apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; 12 with a view to the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, 13 until we all may come to the unity of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be infants, having been blown and carried to and fro by every wind of doctrine, in the underhandedness of men, in craftiness with a view to the trickery of error,

Mark 10:42-45

42 But having called them near, Jesus said to them, You know that those seeming to rule the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to become first, he shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.

Galatians 5:13-15

13 For, brothers, you were called to freedom. Only do not use the freedom for an opening to the flesh. But through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this : "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Lev. 19:18 15 But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not consumed by one another.

Hebrews 13:16

16 But do not be forgetful of doing good and sharing, for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And looking up, He saw the rich ones putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He also saw a certain poor widow putting two lepta there. 3 And He said, Truly I say to you this poor widow put in more than all. 4 For all these out of their abundance put into the gifts to God, but she out of her poverty put in all the living which she had.

John 13:4-5

4 He rose up from the supper and laid aside His garments. And taking a towel, He girded Himself. 5 Then He put water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe off with the towel with which He was girded.

John 13:1-13

1 And before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should move from this world to the Father, loving His own in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And supper having occurred, the Devil having put already into the heart of Simon's son Judas Iscariot that he should betray Him, 3 Jesus knowing that the Father has given all things into His hands, and that He came out from God, and goes away to God, 4 He rose up from the supper and laid aside His garments. And taking a towel, He girded Himself. 5 Then He put water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe off with the towel with which He was girded. 6 He then came to Simon Peter. And that one said to Him, Lord, do You wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing, you do not yet know. But you will know after these things. 8 Peter said to Him, You may in no way wash my feet to the age. Jesus answered him, Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me. 9 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head. 10 Jesus said to him, The one having been bathed has no need other than to wash the feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all. 11 For He knew the one betraying Him. For this reason He said, You are not all clean. 12 Then when He had washed their feet and had taken His garments, reclining again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me the Teacher, and, the Lord. And you say well, for I AM.

Romans 12:6-7

6 but having different gifts according to the grace given to us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of faith; 7 or ministry, in the ministry; or the one teaching, in the teaching;

1 Timothy 3:13

13 For those having served well gain a good grade for themselves and much boldness in faith, those in Christ Jesus.

Luke 22:25-27

25 And He said to them, The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those exercising authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But you be not so, but the greater among you, let him be as the lesser; and the one governing as the one serving. 27 For who is greater, the one serving, or the one reclining? Is it not the one reclining? But I am in your midst as One serving.

Genesis 1:1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;

Proverbs 31:8-9

8 Open your mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all the sons of those passing away. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the poor and needy.

Ephesians 2:10

10 for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 Then if there is any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and compassions, 2 fulfill my joy, that you think the same, having the same love, one in soul, minding the one thing, 3 doing nothing according to party spirit or self-glory, but in humility, esteeming one another to surpass themselves; 4 each not looking at their own things, but each also at the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who subsisting in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, having become in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, having become obedient until death, even the death of a cross. 9 Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus "every knee should bow," of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth, 11 and "every tongue should confess" that Jesus Christ is "Lord," to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23 12 So, then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, cultivate your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who is working in you both to will and to work for the sake of His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings, 15 that you may be blameless and harmless, children of God, without fault in the midst of a crooked generation, even having been perverted, among whom you shine as luminaries in the world, 16 holding up a word of life, for a boast to me in the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, nor labored in vain. 17 But if indeed I am poured out on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice; yea, I rejoice with you all. 18 And you also rejoice in the same and rejoice with me. 19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I may also be of good cheer, knowing the things about you. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who genuinely will care for the things about you. 21 For all seek their own things, not the things of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know the proof of him, that as a child to a father, he served with me for the gospel. 23 Then I hope to send this one at once, whenever I shall see the things about me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I myself also will come soon. 25 But I thought it needful to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker, and my fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister of my need, 26 since he was longing for you all and has been troubled because you heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick, coming near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him, but also me, lest I should have grief on grief. 28 Therefore, I sent him more eagerly, that seeing him again you may rejoice, and I may be less grieved. 29 Then receive him in the Lord with all joy and hold such in honor, 30 that through the work of Christ he drew near to death, having disregarded his life, that he may fill up your lack of service toward me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 For the rest my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you truly is not tiresome to me, but safe for you. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil workers, look out for the concision party . 3 For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, and who glory in Christ Jesus, and who do not trust in flesh. 4 Though I also might have trust in flesh; if any other thinks to trust in flesh, I more; 5 in circumcision, the eighth day, of the race of Israel, the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; according to Law, a Pharisee; 6 according to zeal, persecuting the church; according to righteousness in Law, being blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss because of Christ. 8 But, nay, rather I also count all things to be loss because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them to be trash, that I might gain Christ 9 and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness of Law, but through the faith of Christ, having the righteousness of God on faith, 10 to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, having been conformed to His death, 11 if somehow I may attain to a resurrection out of the dead. 12 Not that I already received or already have been perfected, but I press on, if I also may lay hold, inasmuch as I also was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers, I do not count myself to have laid hold, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind, and stretching forward to those things before, 14 I press on after the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Then as many as are perfect, let us be of this mind; and if you think anything differently, God will also reveal this to you. 16 Yet as to where we have arrived, walk by the same rule, being of the same mind. 17 Be fellow-imitators of me, brothers, and consider those walking this way, even as you have us for a pattern. 18 For many walk as the enemies of the cross of Christ, of whom I often told you, and now even weeping I say it, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and who glory in their shame, those who mind earthly things. 20 For our citizenship is in Heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our body of humiliation, for it to be conformed to His body of glory, according to the working of His power, even to put all things under Himself.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 So as, my brothers, ones loved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, beloved ones. 2 I entreat Euodias, and I entreat Syntyche, to mind the same thing in the Lord. 3 And I also ask you, true yoke-fellow, help those who struggled along with me and with Clement in the gospel, and the rest, fellow-workers with me, whose names are in the Scroll of Life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, Rejoice! 5 Let your reasonableness be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and by petition with thanksgivings, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brothers, whatever is true, whatever honorable, whatever is right, whatever pure, whatever lovely, whatever of good report, if of any virtue, and if of any praise, think on these things. 9 And what things you learned and received and heard and saw in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last you revived your thinking of me (although you indeed did think, but lacked opportunity). 11 Not that I speak as to need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am. 12 But I know to be humbled, and I know to abound; in everything, and in all things, I am taught both to be filled and to hunger, both to abound, and to lack. 13 I can do all things through Christ, the One giving me power. 14 Yet you did well in sharing my troubles. 15 And you know, too, Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I went out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Because truly in Thessalonica you sent to my need, both once and twice. 17 Not that I seek a gift, but I seek the fruit multiplying to your account. 18 But I have all things and more than enough; I have been filled, receiving from Epaphroditus the things from you, an odor of sweet smell, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will fill your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now may glory be to our God and Father forever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, most of all those of Caesar's house. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

9 Let love be without dissimulation, shrinking from evil, cleaving to the good, 10 in brotherly love to one another, loving fervently, having gone before one another in honor; 11 in diligence, not slothful, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 in hope, rejoicing; in affliction, enduring; in prayer, steadfastly continuing; 13 imparting to the needs of the saints, pursuing hospitality.

Galatians 6:9

9 But we should not weaken in doing good, for in due time we shall reap, if we do not faint.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But you, you be strong, and do not let your hands be feeble, for there is a reward for your work.

Luke 6:27-45

27 But I say to you, those hearing: Love your enemies, do good to those hating you, 28 bless those cursing you and pray for those insulting you. 29 To those striking you on the cheek, turn the other also. And from those taking your garment, do not keep back the tunic also. 30 And to everyone asking you, give. And do not ask back from those taking your things. 31 And according as you desire that men should do to you, you also do the same to them. 32 And if you love those who love you, what thanks is there to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks is there to you? For even the sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks is there to you? For the sinners lend to sinners so that they may receive the same. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be much; and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind to the unthankful and evil ones. 36 Therefore, be merciful, even as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and in no way be judged. Do not condemn, and in no way you will be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and good measure will be given to you, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For the same measure which you measure, it will be measured back to you. 39 And He spoke a parable to them: A blind one is not able to guide a blind one. Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who has been perfected will be like his teacher. 41 But why do you look on the twig in your brother's eye, but do not consider the log in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the twig in your eye, not yourself seeing the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the twig in your brother's eye. 43 For there is not a good tree that produces bad fruit, nor a bad tree that produces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known from its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 The good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart. And the evil man brings forth evil out of the evil treasure of his heart, for his mouth speaks out of the abundance of his heart.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For being free of all, I enslaved myself to all, that I might gain the more.

James 2:14-17

14 My brothers, what is the gain if anyone says he has faith, but he does not have works? Is faith able to save him? 15 But if a brother or a sister is naked and may be lacking in daily food, 16 and any one of you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, but does not give them the things the body needs, what gain is it ? 17 So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven.

1 Samuel 12:24

24 Only fear Jehovah and serve Him in truth with all your heart, for see that He has done great things for you.

1 John 3:18

18 My little children, let us not love in word, or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Matthew 25:35-40

35 For I hungered, and you gave Me food to eat; I thirsted, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. 37 Then the righteous will answer, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You; or thirsting, and gave You drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and took You in; or naked, and clothed You ? 39 And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? 40 And answering, the King will say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of these, the least of My brothers, you did it to Me.

Mark 10:45

45 For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.

Proverbs 19:17

17 He who has pity on the poor lends to Jehovah, and He will reward his dealing to him.

Luke 6:38

38 Give, and good measure will be given to you, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For the same measure which you measure, it will be measured back to you.

Matthew 23:11

11 But the greater of you shall be your servant.

Proverbs 11:25

25 The blessed soul will be made fat; he who waters will also drink fully.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 Then if there is any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and compassions, 2 fulfill my joy, that you think the same, having the same love, one in soul, minding the one thing, 3 doing nothing according to party spirit or self-glory, but in humility, esteeming one another to surpass themselves; 4 each not looking at their own things, but each also at the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus, 6 who subsisting in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, having become in the likeness of men 8 and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, having become obedient until death, even the death of a cross. 9 Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus "every knee should bow," of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth, 11 and "every tongue should confess" that Jesus Christ is "Lord," to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23

Matthew 20:28

28 Even as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:35

35 And sitting, He called the Twelve and said to them, If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.

Mark 10:44-45

44 And whoever of you desires to become first, he shall be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.

John 13:12-14

12 Then when He had washed their feet and had taken His garments, reclining again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me the Teacher, and, the Lord. And you say well, for I AM. 14 If then I washed your feet, the Lord and the Teacher, you also ought to wash the feet of one another.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 For, brothers, you were called to freedom. Only do not use the freedom for an opening to the flesh. But through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this : "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Lev. 19:18

Acts 20:35

35 I showed you all things, that working in this way we ought to help those being weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

1 Peter 4:10-11

10 each one as he received a gift, ministering it to yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God; if anyone ministers, as by strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom is the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10

10 each one as he received a gift, ministering it to yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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