Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
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.
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
so that the servant of God "may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wants to be first must be your slave —
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, "so that we may serve the living God!
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."
The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.