Never be lacking in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
And he sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, »If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.«
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there my servant will be also. If anyone serves me, him my Father will honor.
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you must be your servant.
And whoever wants to be first among you 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; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a covering for evil; live as servants of God.
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to 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.«