It is interesting to me that this Greek word is the root behind the church office or title of Deacon. So, to be a ‘Deacon’ means to be a servant, and if we take it a step further based on some of the other Greek definitions associated with this word, a servant to the poor offering the necessities of life. I’ll leave it to you to debate what ‘the necessities of life’ really are.
15If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15 (NASB)
26 “If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
John 12:26 (NASB)
Greek Word of the Day Serve/Diakoneo (Strongs 1247) from www.biblestudytools.com HERE.