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1 Peter 4

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1Therefore, because Christ suffered physically, you also must think the way that he did when he was willing to suffer, because those who suffer physically because of belonging to Jesus have stopped sinning the way they used to sin.
2As a result, during their remaining time here on earth, they do not do the things that sinful people desire to do, but instead they do the things that God wants them to do.
3I say that to you because SAR you have already spent too much of your time here on earth doing what the people who do not know God like to do. In the past you committed all kinds of sexually immoral acts DOU, you got drunk and then participated in ◄orgies/wild parties► and carousing/revelry, and you worshipped idols, which is very displeasing to God.
4Because you used to do those things, your friends are surprised that you do not join them anymore when they participate in that kind of wild behavior that ◄ is rushing to/will quickly► destroy them like MET a flood. As a result, they say evil things about you.
5But God is ready to judge the people who are living now and the people who have died, and he is the one who will decide whether he approves of what each of them has done.
6That is the reason why the message about Christ was preached { people preached the message about Christ} to believers who have now died. That message was preached to them in order that even though sinful people might judge them and say that they are guilty, God's Spirit would enable them to live eternally.
7It is almost the time when everything on this earth will come to an end. Therefore, keep thinking sensibly/reasonably and control what you think DOU, so that you can pray clearly.
8Most important of all, love each other earnestly/wholeheartedly, because if we love others PRS, we will just ignore many of the sinful things that they do to us.
9Provide food and a place to sleep for those who come to your community, and do it without complaining.
10Believers should all use the spiritual gifts that God has given them to serve others. They should manage/use well the various gifts that God has kindly given them.
11Those who speak to the congregation should do that as though they are speaking the very words of God. Those who do kind things to others should do it with the strength that God gives them, in order that God may be honored by all this {that all this may honor God} as Jesus Christ enables us to do it. I pray that we will praise God (OR, Jesus) and allow him to rule over us forever. ◄May it be so!/Amen!►
12You whom I love, do not be surprised about the painful things that you are suffering because you belong to Christ. Those things are testing you as metals are tested by people putting them in a fire. Do not think that something strange is happening to you.
13Instead, rejoice that you are suffering the same kinds of things that Christ endured. Rejoice when you suffer, in order that you may also be very glad DOU when Christ returns and reveals how glorious/wonderful he is.
14If you are insulted {If people insult you} because you believe in Christ MTY, God is pleased with you, because it shows that the Spirit of God, the Spirit who reveals how great God is, lives within you.
15If you suffer, do not let that suffering be the result of your being a murderer or a thief or as a result of doing some other evil thing, or as a result of interfering in someone else's affairs.
16But if you suffer because of being a Christian, do not be ashamed about it. Instead, praise God that you are suffering because of belonging to Christ MTY.
17I say that, because it is now time for God to begin judging people, and first he will judge those who belong MTY to him. Since he will judge us believers first, think about the terrible things that will happen to RHQ those who do not obey the good message that comes from him!
18That will be as it is written in the Scriptures, Many righteous people will have to suffer many difficult trials before going to heaven. So ungodly and sinful people will surely have to suffer much severe punishment from God!

19Therefore, those who suffer because of its being God's will that they suffer because of being Christians should commit themselves to God, the one who created them and the one who always does what he promises to do. And they should continue to do what is right.