As each one has received a special
gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the multifaceted grace of God.
Whoever speaks is to do so
as one who is speaking
actual words of God; whoever serves is to do so
as one who is serving
by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though something
strange were happening to you;
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that at the revelation of His glory you may also rejoice and be overjoyed.
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, and of God, rests upon you.
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;