“Serving the Lord with all humility.” – Acts 20:19 NET
“Instead whoever wants to be 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.”
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.—For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you a measure of faith.—”So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, ’We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.’”
For our reason for confidence is this: … that with pure motives and sincerity which are from God – not by human wisdom but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world.—But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
Matt 20:26-28, Gal 6:3, Rom 12:3, Luke 17:10, 2 Cor 1:12, 2 Cor 4:7