Bible Verses about Serving Others

The Christian Call to Serve

Nobody becomes a Christian by serving God or serving others. Such good works simply cannot save us from the penalty of our sin (Ephesians 2:8-9). God goes first. Jesus gave up His right to be served as God and became a servant to all, both in how He lived and how He died for us. 

That doesn’t mean that Christians do not serve others, though. In fact, God created us to do good works and created good works for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). We imitate God as little children imitate their fathers by loving and serving others (Ephesians 5:1-2). We are commanded to take on Jesus’ mindset and attitude: “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,” (Philippians 2:5-7). 

If you are a believer in Jesus, your mission in life is to serve others in humility, obedience, and above all love. The verses below make this abundantly clear.

What Does God Say About Serving Others? 15 Bible Verses About Serving Others

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Mark 10:45
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 15:12
My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:11
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Galatians 5:13
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Galatians 6:2
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:10
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Philippians 2:4
Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.

1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.

1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 John 3:18
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Ready to Serve? Bright Hope Needs You!

Are you ready to step up your serving game? Our entire mission at Bright Hope is to find people like you to help us serve people in need in the name of Jesus. On this website, you can find many ways to give money to serve others.

But don’t stop there! Get creative in finding new ways to serve others right where you live using the time, gifts, and energy God has given to you.

Jennifer Sheriff
Jennifer Sheriff

Jennifer is a contributor to Bright Hope International, an organization that provides basic needs, medical treatment, and financial education to those living in extreme poverty around the world.