Living for God
1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Suffering for Being a Christian
12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”4:18 Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)
19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
1Kale nga Kristo bwe yabonyaabonyezebwa mu mubiri, nammwe mumalirire okubonaabona nga ye. Kubanga abonaabona mu mubiri aba takyafugibwa kibi. 24:2 Bar 6:2Okuva kaakano nga muli mu nsi muno, mugoberere ebyo Katonda by’ayagala, so si kugoberera kwegomba kwammwe okw’omubiri. 34:3 Bef 2:2Mu biseera ebyayita mwemaliranga mu kukola ebyo Abaamawanga bye beegombanga. Mwali mwemalidde mu bwenzi, mu kwegomba okubi, mu butamiivu, mu binyumu, mu bubaga obw’omwenge, ne mu kusinza bakatonda abalala. 44:4 1Pe 3:16Kaakano abo abatakkiriza Katonda beewuunya era babavuma bwe balaba nga temukyabeegattako mu ebyo bye bakola. 54:5 Bik 10:42; 2Ti 4:1Abantu abo baliwoza mu maaso ga Katonda. Kubanga yeeteeseteese okulamula abalamu n’abafu ng’asinziira ku ebyo bye baakola. 64:6 1Pe 3:19Enjiri kyeyava ebuulirwa, n’abafu balyoke basalirwe omusango ng’abantu abalala bonna, kyokka babe balamu mu mwoyo nga Katonda bw’ali.
Okukozesa Obulungi Ebirabo Katonda by’atuwa
74:7 Bar 13:11Enkomerero ya byonna eneetera okutuuka. Noolwekyo mwetegeke era mwegenderezenga, era bulijjo musabenga Katonda. 84:8 a 1Pe 1:22 b Nge 10:12N’ekisingira ddala obukulu mwagalanenga ddala mu mazima, kubanga okwagalana kubikka ebibi bingi. 94:9 Baf 2:14Musembezeganenga awatali kwemulugunya. 104:10 a Bar 12:6, 7 b 1Ko 4:2Buli omu asaanidde okukozesa n’obwesigwa buli kirabo Katonda kye yamuwa olw’okugasa banne nabo balyoke bafune emikisa gya Katonda emingi gy’agaba. 114:11 a Bef 6:10 b 1Ko 10:31Ayogera, ayogerenga ng’atumiddwa Katonda; ayamba, akikolenga n’amaanyi gonna Katonda g’amuwadde; mu byonna Katonda alyoke agulumizibwenga mu Yesu Kristo, alina ekitiibwa n’obuyinza emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.
Okubonyaabonyezebwa olw’Okuba Omukristaayo
124:12 1Pe 1:6, 7Abaagalwa, temwewuunya obulumi obw’amaanyi bwe bubatuukako ng’abatuukiddwako ekintu ekitali kya bulijjo. 134:13 Bar 8:17Kyokka musanyuke kubanga mugabanye ku kubonaabona kwa Kristo, mulyoke mujjule essanyu, ng’ekitiibwa kye kirabise. 144:14 Mat 5:11Mulina omukisa bwe muvumibwa olw’erinnya lya Kristo kubanga Omwoyo ow’ekitiibwa owa Katonda ali ku mmwe. 15Mu mmwe temusaana kubaamu mutemu, oba mubbi, oba omukozi w’ebibi, wadde eyeeyingiza mu by’abalala. Kubanga buli abonyaabonyezebwa olw’ebyo taliiko ky’agasibwa. 164:16 Bik 5:41Naye bw’abonyaabonyezebwa olw’okuba Omukristaayo aleme kukwatibwa nsonyi, wabula yeebazenga Katonda olw’okuba owa Kristo. 174:17 a Yer 25:29 b 2Bs 1:8Kubanga ekiseera kituuse Katonda okulamula ng’atandikira mu nnyumba ya Katonda. Obanga okulamula kutandikidde ku ffe, kale kiriba kitya ku abo abajeemera Enjiri ya Katonda?
184:18 Nge 11:31; Luk 23:31“Era obanga kizibu omutuukirivu okulokolebwa,
kale aboonoonyi n’abatatya Katonda balikolebwa batya?”
19Noolwekyo abo ababonaabona olw’okutuukiriza ekyo Katonda ky’ayagala, basaanidde okuwaayo obulamu bwabwe eri Katonda waabwe omwesigwa, bakole obulungi.