Bible: 1 Pet 4:7-12

Service, Suffering, and Judgment

4:7 For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer. 1  4:8 Above all keep 2  your love for one another fervent, 3  because love covers a multitude of sins. 4  4:9 Show hospitality 5  to one another without complaining. 4:10 Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another 6  as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 4:11 Whoever speaks, let it be with 7  God’s words. 8  Whoever serves, do so with the strength 9  that God supplies, so that in everything God will be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong 10  the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

4:12 Dear friends, do not be astonished 11  that a trial by fire is occurring among you, 12  as though something strange were happening to you.

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