Bible Verses about Serving Others

Bible Scriptures About Serving Others

Inside: In this blog post you’ll read a compilation of wonderful Bible Scriptures about Serving Others?.

The statue of Jesus stood without hands. It had been bombed in a European town and it toppled over with major damage. “We must return the statue of Jesus to it’s former glory”, the towns people might have said, as they set the statue upright and made plans to replace the hands of Jesus.

Bible Scriptures About Serving Others

But then there was a novel idea to leave the statue of Jesus without hands.


Because we, the church of the living God, are the hands of Christ that serve others. In this world, Christ has no hands but ours.

Jesus uses us to do his work on this earth.

We are the ones who reach out to help others in Jesus stead.

There are many versions of the story of the Jesus statue without hands and it’s hard to find the original source or even if it’s true. But the story makes a good life lesson in bringing home the truth that, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.”.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We serve others with our hands for Christ. We take the gospel of love to others with our feet.

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.”

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What does the Bible say about Serving Others?

The theme of service resonates throughout the entire Bible. Without surprise. The finest example of service in the Bible was shown by Jesus who washed feet, healed and ministered to the highest in worldly stature to the lowest of all people. He never turned his back on them. Jesus honored earthly kings and served the wayside beggar.

Jesus walked this earth in service to others in humility.

Serving Others Scriptures

Bible Scriptures about Serving Others

It’s one thing to talk about how we need to do good to those around us. It’s another to get in the trenches and actually serve Christians in the body of Christ, the less fortunate and those closest to us- our family. The sad truth is that we often neglect those who are closest to us. Sweet Sister, let’s change that and cultivate a humble heart who serves others for Jesus.

There are so many Bible Scriptures about serving others and my list, is by no means, an exhaustive list. Here is my compilation of scriptures about service to others to help you serve well amongst the body of Christ and outside as well.

Bible Verses about Serving Others
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Bible Verses about Serving Others in the Old Testament

There are many Bible verses about serving others in the Old Testament.

He who has a generous eye will be blessed,
For he gives of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 22:9

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:27

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Deuteronomy 15:11

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 14:21

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

Isaiah 58:10

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Micah 6:8

Bible quotes on service in the New Testament

There are so many Bible quotes on service in the New Testament.

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Matthew 23:11

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

John 12:26

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

John 15:12

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Matthew 5:16

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Matthew 20: 27-28

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Luke 6:35

So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

John 13:12-13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

Scriptures about Service in the Epistles

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Galatians 2:10

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Galatians 5:13-14

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:10

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Philippians 2:4

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister

Hebrews 6:10

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Hebrews 13:16

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Titus 3:8

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18

Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Related Post: Will you be the Hands and Feet of Jesus?

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Acts of Service in the Bible

I’m not a betting woman but I’d like to assume that the love language of Jesus was acts of service because there are so many accounts of acts of service in the Bible. Everywhere he went, he was selflessly serving others.

Here are some examples:

  • Jesus heals the blind man in the temple (Matthew 21)
  • Jesus blesses the children (Mark 10:13-16)
  • Jesus healed the blind men (Matthew 9)

Sweet Sister, are you ready to serve others well by applying these Bible Scriptures about Serving Others? We gather together monthly in the Scripture Writing Group on facebook writing Scripture Writing Plans just like this one and I would love for you to join us!

Will you be the hands and feet of Jesus and serve others who God brings into your path? Without you, there might not be another opportunity to show God’s love to them.

Creative Sister, How will you be applying these Bible verses about service to your own life?

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