Helping/Serving others means you are doing something primarily for the benefit and goodwill of another person or group of people. When we serve, we look outside of ourselves, beyond our own problems, and seek to bring value to others as Christ directs us in His Word.
Serving and helping others should flow out of a heart of love and thanksgiving for what God has done for us and to obey His commandment to love others as we love ourselves.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
1 Peter 5 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
1 John 3:17-18
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.