Bible verses about "serving others" | MKJV

Joshua 22:5

5 Only, diligently take heed 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 give ear, O earth; for Jehovah has spoken, I have nursed and brought up sons, and they have rebelled against Me. 3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel does not know; My people do not understand. 4 Woe, sinful nation, a people heavy with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, sons who corrupt! They have forsaken Jehovah; they have provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger; they have gone away backward. 5 Why should you be stricken any more? You will revolt more and more; the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it; only a wound and a stripe and a fresh blow; they have not been closed, nor bound up, nor soothed with oil. 7 Your land is wasted, your cities burned with fire. Strangers devour your land right before your eyes, and it is wasted, as overthrown by strangers. 8 And the daughter of Zion is left a booth in a vineyard, like a hut in a garden of cucumbers, like a besieged city. 9 Except Jehovah of Hosts had left us a very small remnant, we would be as Sodom; we would be like Gomorrah. 10 Hear the Word of Jehovah, rulers of Sodom; give ear to the Law of our God, people of Gomorrah. 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? says Jehovah; I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of he-goats. 12 When you come to appear before Me, who has required this at your hand, to trample My courts? 13 Bring no more vain sacrifice; incense is an abomination to Me; the new moon and sabbath, the going to meeting; I cannot endure evil and the assembly! 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; they are a trouble to Me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil; 17 learn to do good; seek judgment, reprove the oppressor. Judge the orphan, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, says Jehovah; though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, 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 How has the faithful city become a harlot? It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers. 22 Your silver has become dross, your wine mixed with water; 23 your rulers 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 the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, says, Alas! I will ease Myself of My foes, and avenge Myself of My enemies. 25 And I will turn back My hand on you, and purge away your dross as with lye, and take away all your alloy. 26 And I will restore your judges as at first, and your counselors as at the beginning; afterwards you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her returning ones with righteousness. 28 And the downfall 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 oaks which you have desired, and you shall be ashamed for the gardens which you have chosen. 30 For you shall be like an oak whose leaf fades, and like a garden that has no water. 31 And the strong shall be like tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall put them out.

Matthew 10:16

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

Malachi 3:1-18

1 Behold, I will send My messenger, and He will clear the way before Me. And Jehovah, whom you seek, 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 shall 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 as gold and silver, that they may be offerers 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 you to judgment. And I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those who extort from the hired laborer's wages, and turning away the widow, and the orphan, 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 way 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, to see if I will not open the windows of Heaven for you, and pour out a blessing for you, until there is not enough room. 11 And I will rebuke your devourer, and he shall not decay 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 listened 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 8:1-4

1 When He had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if You will, You can make me clean. 3 And Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, I will; be clean! And immediately 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 that 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, Lord, I will follow You wherever You go. 58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head. 59 And He said to another, Follow Me! But he said, Lord, first allow me to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow You, but first allow me to take leave of those in my house. 62 And Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke 10:1-16

1 And after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, And He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place where He was about to come. 2 Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest. 3 Go! Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse nor bag nor sandals. And greet no one by the way. 5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house. 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest on it. If not, 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 such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick that are in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come near you! 10 And into whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, going out into the streets say, 11 Even the dust of your city which clings to us, we wipe off against you. Yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near you. 12 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. 13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented a long while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the Judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, which has been lifted up to Heaven, you shall be thrust down into hell. 16 The one hearing you hears Me, and he who despises you despises Me; he who rejects you also rejects Him who sent Me.

Philippians 2:1-13

1 If there is therefore any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and mercies, 2 then fulfill my joy, that you may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. 4 Do not let each man look upon his own things, but each man also on the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Ephesians 6:7-8

7 with good will doing service as to the Lord and not to men 8 (knowing that whatever good thing he does, he shall receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a freeman).

James 1:1-27

1 James, a servant 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 different kinds of temptations, 3 knowing that the trying of your faith works patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For do not let that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, not dependable in all his ways. 9 But let the humble brother rejoice in his exaltation; 10 and the rich one rejoice in his humiliation, because he shall pass away as 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. 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation, because having been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love 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 lusts, being drawn away and seduced by them. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin. And sin, when it is fully formed, brings forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness nor shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth with the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures. 19 Therefore, 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 Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately he forgot what he was like. 25 But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing. 26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled 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 manner of time, the Spirit of Christ made clear within them, testifying beforehand of the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow. 12 To them it was revealed that not to themselves, but to us, they ministered the things which are now reported to you by those who have preached the gospel to you in the Holy Spirit sent from Heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 13 Therefore girding up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope for the grace being brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the 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 is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

Proverbs 14:21

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

Matthew 8:5-13

5 And when Jesus had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching Him, 6 and saying, Lord, my son lies at home paralyzed and grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus says to him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my boy will be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, Go! And he goes; and to another, Come! And he comes; and to my servant, Do this! And he does it. 10 When Jesus heard, He marvelled and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of 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 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, for He did not desire to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. 2 And the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near. 3 Therefore His brothers said to Him, Move away from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see the works that You do. 4 For no one does anything in secret, while he himself seeks to be in public. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world. 5 For His brothers did not believe in Him. 6 Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its works are evil. 8 You go up to this feast; I am not yet going up to this feast; for My time is not yet fulfilled. 9 And having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee. 10 But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as in secret. 11 Then the Jews sought Him at the feast and said, Where is He? 12 And there was much murmuring among the crowd concerning Him, for some said, He is a good man; others said, No, but he deceives the crowd. 13 However, no one spoke openly of Him, because of the fear of the Jews. 14 Now about the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, not being taught? 16 Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 If anyone desires to do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it is of God, or I speak from Myself. 18 He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 Did not Moses give you the Law? And yet not one of you keeps the Law! Why do you seek to kill Me? 20 The crowd answered and said, You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you? 21 Jesus answered and said to them, I have done one work, and you all marvel. 22 Because of this Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and you circumcise a man on the sabbath day. 23 If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath day so that the Law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry at Me because I have made a man entirely sound on the sabbath day? 24 Do not judge according to sight, but judge righteous judgment.

Romans 12:1

1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.

Philippians 2:2

2 then fulfill my joy, that you may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind.

Ephesians 4:11-14

11 And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 13 And this until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the 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 no longer may be infants, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, in the dishonesty of men, in cunning craftiness, to the wiles of deceit.

2 Thessalonians 3:8

8 neither did we eat any man's bread freely, but we worked with labor and travail night and day, so that we might not be heavy on any of you

Hebrews 6:10-12

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same eagerness to the full assurance of hope to the end, 12 that you be not slothful, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit 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 in order no longer to live in the lusts of men, but in the will of God the remaining time in the flesh. 3 For the time of life which is past is enough for us to have worked out the will of the nations, having gone on in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, parties, carousings, and abominable idolatries. 4 In these things they are surprised, that you are not running with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming. 5 But they shall give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For to this end the gospel was preached also to the dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the Spirit. 7 But the end of all things has drawn near. Therefore be of sound mind, and be sensible to prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love to yourselves, for love will cover a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another, without grudging; 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, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, so that God may be glorified in all things 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 which is to try you, as though a strange thing happened to you, 13 but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ's suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reviled for 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. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or a meddler in the affairs of others. 16 But if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God because of this. 17 For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us, what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator.

1 John 3:17-18

17 But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of God dwell in him? 18 My children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Mark 10:42-45

42 But Jesus called them and said to them, You know that they who are accounted rulers over the nations exercise lordship over them. And their great ones exercise authority on them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant. 44 And whoever of you desires to become first, he shall be servant 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 liberty. Only do not use the liberty for an opening to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another.

Hebrews 13:16

16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Luke 21:1-4

1 And looking up, He saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He also saw a certain poor widow casting two lepta in there. 3 And He said, Truly I say to you that this poor widow has cast in more than all of them. 4 For all these have cast in to the offerings of God from their abundance, but out of her poverty she has cast in all the living she had.

John 13:4-5

4 He rose up from supper and laid aside His garments. And He took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

John 13:1-13

1 And before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come when He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And when supper had ended, the Devil now having put into the heart of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon to betray Him, 3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and went to God, 4 He rose up from supper and laid aside His garments. And He took a towel and girded Himself. 5 After that He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. 6 Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, Lord, do You wash my feet? 7 Jesus answered and said to him, You do not know what I do now, but you shall know hereafter. 8 Peter said to Him, You shall never wash my feet. 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 my hands and head. 10 Jesus said to him, He who is bathed has no need except to wash his feet, but is clean every whit. And you are clean, but not all. 11 For He knew who would betray Him. Therefore He said, You are not all clean. 12 So after He had washed their feet and had taken His garments and had reclined again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me the Teacher, and Lord, and you say well, for I AM.

Romans 12:6-7

6 Then having gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, if prophecy, according to the proportion of faith; 7 or ministry, in the ministry; or he who teaches, in the teaching;

1 Timothy 3:13

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

Luke 22:25-27

25 And He said to them, The kings of the nations exercise lordship over them. And they who exercise authority on them are called benefactors. 26 But you shall not be so: but the greater among you, let him be as the lesser, and he who governs, as one who serves. 27 For which is the greater; he who reclines, or he who serves? Is it not he who reclines? But I am among you as He who serves.

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

Ephesians 2:10

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:1-4:23

1 If there is therefore any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and mercies, 2 then fulfill my joy, that you may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. 4 Do not let each man look upon his own things, but each man also on the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings, 15 so that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. Among these you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding forth the Word of Life, so that I may rejoice with you in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain nor labored in vain. 17 Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all. 18 And you also rejoice in the same, and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly to you, so that I also may be of good comfort when I know your state. 20 For I have no one who is like-minded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore I hope to send him presently, as soon as I shall see the things about me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly. 25 Yet I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and he who ministered to my wants. 26 For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because you had heard that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick, coming near death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, so that you may rejoice when you see him again, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Therefore receive him in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such in honor, 30 because for the work of Christ he was near death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

Philippians 3:1-4:23

1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is indeed not grievous to me, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision party. 3 For we are the circumcision who worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh; 4 though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other thinks that he has reason to trust in the flesh, I more. 5 I was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews. As regards the Law, I was a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness in the Law, blameless. 7 But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss for 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 dung, so that I may win Christ 9 and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which is of the Law, but through the faith of Christ, the righteousness of God by faith, 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death; 11 if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I am pressing on, if I may lay hold of that for which I also was taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 My brothers, I do not count myself to have taken possession, but one thing I do, forgetting the things behind and reaching forward to the things before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be of this mind. And if in anything you are otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this to you. 16 Yet, as to what we have already attained, let us walk in the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brothers, be imitators together of me, and mark those who walk this way, for you have us for a pattern. 18 (For many are walking, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ; 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, those who mind earthly things.) 20 For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which also we are looking for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who shall change our body of humiliation so that it may be fashioned like His glorious body, according to the working of His power, even to subdue all things to Himself.

Philippians 4:1-23

1 Therefore, my brothers, ones loved and longed for, my joy and crown, stand fast in this way in the Lord, beloved ones. 2 I beg Euodia and Syntyche that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I also beg you, true yoke-fellow, help those women who labored in the gospel with me and with Clement, and others of my fellow-laborers, whose names are in the Book of Life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, Rejoice! 5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things. 9 Do those things which you have also learned and received and heard and seen in me. And the God of peace shall be with you. 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again. Although you indeed did think, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak according to need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 14 Yet you did well in sharing my troubles. 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as regards giving and receiving, except you alone. 16 For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my necessity. 17 I do not say this because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound. I have been filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things which you sent, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable and well-pleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, most of all those who are of Caesar's household. 23 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Romans 12:9-13

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

Galatians 6:9

9 But we should not lose heart in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not faint.

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But you be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

Luke 6:27-45

27 But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. 29 And to him who strikes you on the one cheek, also offer the other. And to him who takes away your garment, do not forbid your tunic also. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and from him who takes away your goods, do not ask them again. 31 And as you desire that men should do to you, you do also to them likewise. 32 For if you love those who love you, what thanks do you have? For sinners also love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you have? For sinners also do the same. 34 And if you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what thanks do you have? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return. And your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest. For He is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. 38 Give, and it shall be given to you, good measure pressed down and shaken together and running over, they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure, it shall be measured to you again. 39 And He spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect shall be like his master. 41 And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but do not see the beam that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the splinter in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in your brother's eye. 43 For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit, neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth the evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

1 Corinthians 9:19

19 For though I am free from all, yet I have made myself servant to all, so that I might gain the more.

James 2:14-17

14 My brothers, what profit is it if a man says he has faith and does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and if one of you says to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled, but you do not give them those things which are needful to the body, what good is it? 17 Even so, if it does not have works, faith is dead, being by itself.

Matthew 5:16

16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

1 Samuel 12:24

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

1 John 3:18

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

Matthew 25:35-40

35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; 36 I was 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 shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger, and took You in? Or naked, and clothed You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? 40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done 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 upon the poor lends to Jehovah, and He will reward his dealing to him.

Luke 6:38

38 Give, and it shall be given to you, good measure pressed down and shaken together and running over, they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure, it shall be measured to you again.

Matthew 23:11

11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Proverbs 11:25

25 The soul who gives freely shall be made fat; and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

Philippians 2:1-11

1 If there is therefore any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and mercies, 2 then fulfill my joy, that you may be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. 4 Do not let each man look upon his own things, but each man also on the things of others. 5 For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him a name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth; 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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 He sat down and 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 servant 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 So after He had washed their feet and had taken His garments and had reclined again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me the Teacher, and Lord, and you say well, for I AM. 14 If then I, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

Galatians 5:13-14

13 For, brothers, you were called to liberty. Only do not use the liberty for an opening to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Acts 20:35

35 I have shown you all things, that working in this way we ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself 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, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, so that God may be glorified in all things 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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