7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers.
8Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.
9Be hospitable to one another without complaining.
10Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.
11Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christs sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.