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1Peter 4
New Living Translation

Living for God

4So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.G3767G5547G3958G5228G2257G4561G3695G5210G2532G846G1771G3754G3958G1722G4561G3973G266 2You won't spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.G1519G980G3371G980G1954G5550G1722G4561G1939G444G235G2307G2316 3You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols.G1063G5550G3928G979G713G2254G2716G2307G1484G4198G1722G766G1939G3632G2970G4224G2532G111G1495 4Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.G1722G3739G3579G5216G4936G3361G1519G846G401G810G987 5But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead.G3739G591G3056G2192G2093G2919G2198G2532G3498 6That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead—so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit.G1063G1519G5124G2097G2532G3498G2443G2919G3303G2596G444G4561G1161G2198G2596G2316G4151 7The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.G1161G5056G3956G1448G4993G3767G4993G2532G3525G1519G4335 8Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.G1161G4253G3956G2192G1618G26G1519G1438G3754G26G2572G4128G266 9Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.G5382G1519G240G427G1112 10God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.G2531G1538G2983G5486G1247G846G1519G1438G5613G2570G3623G4164G5485G2316 11Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.G1536G2980G5613G3051G2316G1536G1247G5613G1537G2479G3739G2316G5524G2443G2316G1722G3956G1392G1223G2424G5547G3739G2076G1391G2532G2904G1519G165G165G281

Suffering for Being a Christian

12Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.G27G3579G3361G3579G5213G4451G1722G1096G4314G3986G5213G5613G3581G4819G5213 13Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.G235G5463G2526G2841G5547G3804G2443G1722G846G1391G602G5463G2532G21 14So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.G1487G3679G1722G3686G5547G3107G3754G4151G1391G2532G2316G373G1909G5209G2596G3303G846G987G1161G2596G5209G1392 15If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people's affairs.G1063G3958G3361G5100G5216G3958G5613G5406G2228G2812G2228G2555G2228G5613G244 16But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!G1161G1487G5613G5546G153G3361G153G1161G1392G2316G1722G5129G3313 17For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God's household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God's Good News?G3754G2540G2917G756G575G3624G2316G1161G1487G4412G575G2257G5101G5056G544G2098G2316 18And also, "If the righteous are barely saved, what will happen to godless sinners?"G2532G1487G1342G3433G4982G4226G5316G765G2532G268G5316 19So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.G5620G2532G3908G3958G2596G2307G2316G3908G1438G5590G1722G16G5613G4103G2939


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