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(src)="1"> 7 Seek the Kingdom , Not Things
(trg)="2"> 7 Kebainga Bufumu Kechi Bintu bya Ino Ntanda Ne

(src)="2"> Jesus taught us to ‘ seek first the Kingdom , ’ not material things .
(trg)="3"> Yesu witufunjishe ‘ kukebanga Bufumu patanshi , ’ kechi bintu bya ino ntanda ne .

(src)="3"> How can we avoid the snare of materialism and simplify our life so that we can pursue more important spiritual interests ?
(trg)="4"> Twakonsha kuchinuzhuka byepi muchima wa kukeba bya ino ntanda ne kupeezhako bwikalo bwetu pa kuba’mba tute muchima ku bintu bya bufumu ?

(src)="4"> Consider Jesus ’ encouraging words in the portion of his Sermon on the Mount found at Matthew 6 : 25 - 34 .
(trg)="5"> Langulukai pa byambo bya kwa Yesu byalutundaiko byajinga mu Jashi janji ja pa Mutumba byanembwa mu Mateo 6 : 25 - 34 .

(src)="5"> 13 Why Must We “ Keep on the Watch ” ?
(trg)="6"> 13 Mambo ka o Twafwainwa ‘ Kulabanga ne Kukenkenta ’ ?

(src)="6"> As Christians , we must take seriously Jesus ’ admonition to “ keep on the watch ” in these last days .
(trg)="7"> Byo tuji Bena Kilishitu , twafwainwa kulondela lujimuno lwa kwa Yesu lwa ‘ kulabanga ne kukenkenta ’ mu ano moba a kupelako .

(src)="7"> To do that , we need to guard against negative influences that could cause us not to be alert and vigilant with respect to Jesus ’ coming .
(trg)="8"> Pa kuba’mba tube bino , twafwainwa kuchinuzhuka byubilo byatama byakonsha kwitulengela kuleka kulaba ne kwinengezha mu kimye kikeshilamo Yesu .

(src)="8"> This article explains how we can avoid being distracted from our watchfulness .
(trg)="9"> Uno mutwe walumbulula byo twafwainwa kuchinuzhuka kutabankana na bintu byakonsha kwitulengela kuleka kulabanga ne kukenketa .

(src)="9"> 21 Grateful Recipients of God’s Undeserved Kindness
(trg)="11"> 21 Kusanchila Lesa pa Lusa Lwanji Lukatampe Lwavula

(src)="10"> 26 Spread the Good News of Undeserved Kindness
(trg)="12"> 26 Sapwilainga Mambo Awama a Lusa Lukatampe

(src)="11"> These two articles examine many of the ways that we benefit from Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="13"> Ino mitwe ibiji yaamba pa mashinda avula o tumwenamo mu lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba .

(src)="12"> They also explain why our deep gratitude for these expressions of love should move us to make known to others how they too can benefit from Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="14"> Kabiji yalumbulula ne ene mambo o twafwainwa kusanchilanga pa bintu byauba Yehoba bimwesha butemwe bwanji ne byo byakonsha kwitulengela kubuulako bakwetu pa kuba’mba nabo bamwenemo mu lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba .
(trg)="15"> 31 Mepuzho Afuma ku Batanga

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(src)="1"> “ We all received . . . undeserved kindness upon undeserved kindness . ” ​ — JOHN 1 : 16 .
(trg)="2"> 1 : 16 .

(src)="2"> SONGS : 95 , 13
(trg)="3"> NYIMBO : 95 , 13

(src)="3"> What is the greatest expression of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness toward mankind ?
(trg)="4"> Ñanyi kintu kyanema kimwesha lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba ku bantu ?

(src)="4"> How can we show that we are no longer ruled by sin but by undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="5"> Twakonsha kumwesha byepi’mba tubena kutangijilwa na lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa kechi na bundengamambo ne ?

(src)="5"> What blessings come to us as a result of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="6"> Ñanyi mapesho o tumwenamo mu lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba ?

(src)="6"> 1 , 2 . ( a ) Describe Jesus ’ illustration of the owner of the vineyard . ( b ) How does the story illustrate the qualities of generosity and undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="7"> 1 , 2 . ( a ) Lumbululai kishimpi kya kwa Yesu kya mwina bujimi bwa miñanzañanza . ( b ) Jino jishimikila jamwesha byepi bumpanyi ne lusa lukatampe ?

(src)="7"> A WINEGROWER went to the marketplace early one morning to hire men to work in his vineyard .
(trg)="8"> JUBA jimo mwina nzubo wakelejile lukelo pa kisankanyi na kukeba ba mingilo ba kwingila mu bujimi bwanji bwa miñanzañanza .

(src)="8"> The men he found agreed to the wage he offered and went to work .
(trg)="9"> Waumvwañene nabo kwibafweta mali ne abo baswile .

(src)="9"> The owner needed more workers , however , and returned to the marketplace throughout the day to hire more and more men , offering a fair wage even to those whom he hired at the end of the afternoon .
(trg)="10"> Mambo mwina bujimi wakebelenga ba mingilo bakwabo , wayile bimye byavula pa kisankanyi na kukeba ba mingilo .
(trg)="11"> Wibabuujile’mba ukebapa mali ebafwainwa .

(src)="10"> When evening came , he gathered the workers together to give them their wages , and he gave the same amount to each of them , whether they had labored many hours or just one .
(trg)="12"> Byo kyafikile ke mabanga , mwina bujimi waichile ba mingilo kuba’mba ebafwete .

(src)="11"> When those first hired realized this , they complained .
(trg)="13"> Nangwa kya kuba bamo baingijile juba jonse bakwabo jiola jimotu , bino wibapeletu mali aesakana .

(src)="12"> The winegrower replied : ‘ Did you not agree to the wage I offered ?
(trg)="14"> Pano bino , banabalume baingijile juba jonse byo batendekele kwijizhanya , mwina bujimi wibambijile’mba : ‘ Nanchi kechi yo mfweto yo twaji kumvwañana nenyi ?

(src)="13"> Do I not have the right to give all my workers whatever I want ?
(trg)="15"> Nanchi kechi nji na luusa lwa kupa ba mingilo bami kyo mbena kukeba nenyi ?

(src)="14"> Are you envious because I am generous ? ’ ​ — Matt . 20 : 1 - 15 , ftn .
(trg)="16"> Inyi mwauba lwiso na mambo a kuba’mba nempanyi ? ’ — Mat . 20 : 1 - 15 , tubyambo twa munshi .

(src)="15"> Jesus ’ parable reminds us of one of Jehovah’s qualities that is often mentioned in the Bible ​ — his “ undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="17"> Jishimikila ja kwa Yesu muji lufunjisho lwanema bingi pa “ lusa lukatampe ” lwa Yehoba .

(src)="16"> ( Read 2 Corinthians 6 : 1 . )
(trg)="18"> ( Tangai 2 Kolinda 6 : 1 . )

(src)="17"> The workers who had labored only one hour did not seem to merit receiving the full wage , but the owner of the vineyard showed them extraordinary kindness .
(trg)="19"> Mu ñanyi jishinda ?
(trg)="20"> Bamo bakonsha kwamba’mba ba mingilo baingijile juba jonse bafwainwe kutambula mali avula kukila baingijiletu jiola jimo .
(trg)="21"> Bino mwina bujimi wamwesheshe lusa lukatampe ku ba mingilo baingijiletu maola acheche .

(src)="18"> Regarding the word for “ undeserved kindness , ” which is translated “ grace ” in many Bible versions , one scholar wrote : “ The whole basic idea of the word is that of a free and undeserved gift , of something given to a man unearned and unmerited . ”
(trg)="22"> Shayuka umo walumbulwile byambo bya “ lusa lukatampe ” biji mu Baibolo amba : “ Bino byambo bilumbulula bupe bobapa muntu bo aji kubula kuketekela nangwa kintu kyo bapa muntu kyabula kumufwainwa . ”

(src)="19"> 3 , 4 .
(trg)="23"> 3 , 4 .

(src)="20"> Why and how has Jehovah shown undeserved kindness toward all mankind ?
(trg)="24"> Mambo ka Yehoba o amweshesha lusa lukatampe kabiji waubile byepi bino ?

(src)="21"> The Scriptures speak of “ the free gift of God’s undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="25"> Baibolo witubuula’mba lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa ke “ bupe . ”

(src)="23"> If we met all of Jehovah’s requirements perfectly , his kindness toward us would be deserved .
(trg)="26"> Na mambo a kuba’mba tukankalwa kukookela Yehoba mu byonse , kechi twafwainwa lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa ne .

(src)="24"> As it is , we fail to do so .
(trg)="27"> Twafwainwatu kufwa .

(src)="25"> Thus , wise King Solomon wrote : “ There is no righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins . ”
(trg)="28"> Mfumu Solomone wanembele’mba : “ Kafwako muntu nangwa umo pano pa ntanda ubatu byawama kimye kyonse kwa kubula kulengapo mambo ne . ”

(src)="26"> The apostle Paul likewise stated : “ All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God , ” and “ the wages sin pays is death . ”
(src)="27"> That is what we deserve .
(trg)="29"> Mu kuya kwa kimye , mutumwa Paulo waambile’mba : “ Bonse baleenga mambo kabiji kechi bafika ku lukumo lwa Lesa ne , ” ne kuba’mba “ mfweto ya bundengamambo lo lufu . ” — Loma 3 : 23 ; 6 : 23a .

(src)="28"> Jehovah , however , expressed his love toward fallen mankind in an incomparable act of undeserved kindness .
(trg)="30"> Mambo a kuba Yehoba watemwa bingi bantu watumine “ Mwananji yenkawa umotu ” kwiya kwitufwila .

(src)="29"> He sent his greatest gift of all , “ his only - begotten Son , ” to earth to die in our behalf .
(trg)="31"> Kino kyamwesheshe lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa .

(src)="30"> So Paul wrote concerning Jesus that he is “ now crowned with glory and honor for having suffered death , so that by God’s undeserved kindness he might taste death for everyone . ”
(trg)="32"> Paulo waambile’mba Yesu “ luno bamuvwika lukumo ne buneme na mambo a kuba wafwile , pa kuba’mba mu lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa , atompele lufu bantu bonse . ”

(src)="31"> Yes , “ the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord . ” ​ — Rom . 6 : 23b .
(trg)="33"> Kya kine , “ bupe bo apana Lesa ke bumi bwa myaka ne myaka kupichila mwi Kilishitu Yesu Nkambo yetu . ” — Loma 6 : 23b .

(src)="32"> 5 , 6 .
(trg)="34"> 5 , 6 .

(src)="33"> What are the results when we are ruled ( a ) by sin ?
(trg)="35"> Ñanyi bintu bifumamo inge ke betutangijile ( a ) ku bundengamambo ?

(src)="34"> ( b ) by undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="36"> ( b ) ku lusa lukatampe ?

(src)="35"> How did humans inherit the sinful , dying condition that plagues us all ?
(trg)="37"> Mambo ka o tulengela mambo ne kufwa ?

(src)="36"> The Bible explains : “ By the trespass of the one man [ Adam ] death ruled as king ” over Adam’s descendants .
(trg)="38"> Baibolo waamba’mba : “ Na mambo a mizhilulwila ya muntu umo [ Adama ] , lufu lwalaminenga nobe mfumu . ”

(src)="37"> Happily , though , we can choose no longer to be ruled , or dominated , by sin .
(trg)="39"> Na mambo a kuba’mba twi baana ba kwa Adama , twibambulwa kulumbuluka kabiji tufwa .

(src)="38"> By exercising faith in Christ’s ransom sacrifice , we place ourselves under the rule of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="40"> Nangwa byonkabyo , twakonsha kusalapo kwitutangijilanga ku bundengamambo nangwa ne .

(src)="39"> How so ?
(trg)="41"> Kino kyakonsha kubiwa byepi ?

(src)="40"> “ Where sin abounded , undeserved kindness abounded still more .
(trg)="43"> Baibolo waamba’mba : “ Bantu byo balengele mambo avula , lusa lukatampe nalo lwavujijileko .

(src)="41"> To what end ?
(trg)="44"> Mambo ka ?

(src)="42"> So that just as sin ruled as king with death , so also undeserved kindness might rule as king through righteousness leading to everlasting life through Jesus Christ . ” ​ — Rom .
(src)="43"> 5 : 20 , 21 .
(trg)="45"> Kuba’mba byonka bundengamambo byo bwalaminenga nobe mfumu pamo ne lufu , ne lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa nalo lulama nobe mfumu mu bololoke ne kutangijila bantu ku bumi bwa myaka ne myaka mwi Yesu Kilishitu . ” — Loma 5 : 20 , 21 .

(src)="44"> Even though we remain sinners , we need not resign ourselves to having sin dominate our lives .
(trg)="46"> Nangwa kya kuba tukiji bandengamambo , kechi twafwainwa kuleka bundengamambo kwitutangijilanga ne .

(src)="45"> When we do give in to sin , we will ask Jehovah for his forgiveness .
(trg)="47"> Onkao mambo , inge twalenga mambo , twafwainwa kulomba Yehoba kwitulekelako mambo .

(src)="46"> Paul warned Christians : “ Sin must not be master over you , seeing that you are not under law but under undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="48"> Paulo witujimwineko’mba : “ Bundengamambo kechi bwafwainwa kwikala na bunkambo pe anweba ne , mambo kechi mukiji mu mizhilo ne , bino muji mu lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa . ”

(src)="47"> Therefore , we come under the rule of undeserved kindness .
(trg)="49"> Pano twakonsha kumwenamo byepi mu lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa ?

(src)="48"> With what result ?
(src)="49"> Paul explained : “ The undeserved kindness of God . . . trains us to reject ungodliness and worldly desires and to live with soundness of mind and righteousness and godly devotion amid this present system of things . ” ​ — Titus 2 : 11 , 12 .
(trg)="50"> Paulo waambile’mba : “ Lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa . . . lwitufunjisha kukana byubilo bya bumbulwa kwakamwa Lesa ne bya kusakasaka bya pano pa ntanda kabiji lwitulengela kulanguluka bulongo , ne kwikala baoloka ne kumwesha munema wa kunemeka Lesa mu buno bwikalo . ” — Titu .
(trg)="51"> 2 : 11 , 12 .

(src)="50"> 7 , 8 .
(trg)="52"> 7 , 8 .

(src)="51"> What does it mean that Jehovah’s undeserved kindness is “ expressed in various ways ” ?
(trg)="53"> Byambo bya kuba’mba lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa “ lumwekela mu mashinda apusana pusana ” bilumbulula ka ?

(src)="52"> ( See opening pictures . )
(trg)="54"> ( Monai bipikichala bitanshi . )

(src)="53"> The apostle Peter wrote : “ To the extent that each one has received a gift , use it in ministering to one another as fine stewards of God’s undeserved kindness that is expressed in various ways . ”
(trg)="55"> Mutumwa Petelo wanembele’mba : “ Monka muntu yense mo atambwijile kya bupe , ekingijishenga kukwashishamo bakwabo byo aji kalama wa lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa lumwekela mu mashinda apusana pusana . ”

(src)="54"> What does that mean ?
(src)="55"> That whatever the nature of the trials we may face in life , Jehovah can enable us to cope with them .
(trg)="56"> Byambo bya kuba’mba lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa “ lumwekela mu mashinda apusana pusana ” bilumbulula ka ?

(src)="56"> There will always be an expression of God’s kindness that will match each trial .
(trg)="57"> Bilumbulula’mba inge ketupite mu makatazho apusana pusana mu bwikalo , Yehoba uketupa bikebewa pa kuba’mba tuchinchike .

(src)="57"> Indeed , Jehovah’s undeserved kindness is expressed in various ways .
(trg)="58"> Kimye kyonse uketupanga byonse byo tukeba pa kuba’mba tuchinchike meseko .

(src)="58"> The apostle John wrote : “ We all received from his fullness , even undeserved kindness upon undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="59"> Mutumwa Yoano wanembele’mba : “ Atweba bonse witubijile lusa lukatampe lwavula . ”

(src)="59"> The various expressions of Jehovah’s kindness result in our receiving many blessings .
(trg)="60"> Na Mambo a kuba’mba Yehoba umwesha lusa lukatampe mu mashinda apusana pusana , tumwenamo bingi .

(src)="60"> What are some of them ?
(trg)="61"> Ñanyi bintu byo tumwenamo ?

(src)="61"> How do we benefit from Jehovah’s undeserved kindness , and how can we show our gratitude for it ?
(trg)="62"> Tumwenamo byepi mu lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba , kabiji twakonsha kumwesha byepi amba tumusanchila ?

(src)="62"> Being forgiven of our sins .
(trg)="63"> Yehoba witulekelako mambo .

(src)="63"> Because of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness , we have our sins forgiven , provided we repent and continue to put up a hard fight against our sinful inclinations .
(trg)="64"> Tumusanchila bingi Yehoba pa lusa lwanji lukatampe , mambo witulekelako mambo etu .
(trg)="65"> Pano ubatu bino inge twalapila ne kutwajijila kukana miteeto ya bundengamambo .

(src)="64"> ( Read 1 John 1 : 8 , 9 . )
(trg)="66"> ( Tangai 1 Yoano 1 : 8 , 9 . )

(src)="65"> God’s mercy should fill us with gratitude and move us to glorify him .
(trg)="67"> Paulo walumbulwijile bena Kilishitu bashingwa bajingako mu kimye kyanji Yehoba byo alekelako mambo .

(src)="66"> Writing to fellow anointed Christians , Paul stated : “ [ Jehovah ] rescued us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son , by means of whom we have our release by ransom , the forgiveness of our sins . ”
(trg)="68"> Waambile’mba : “ [ Yehoba ] witupokolwele ku luusa lwa mfishi ne kwitutwala mu bufumu bwa Mwananji ye atemwa , na mambo a aye betukuula na bukuzhi , ko kuba’mba kwitulekelako mambo etu . ”

(src)="67"> Being forgiven of our sins opens the door to many other wonderful blessings .
(trg)="69"> Tumusanchila bingi Lesa pa lusa lwanji kya kuba tukeba kumutota .

(src)="68"> What do we enjoy because of God’s undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="71"> Ñanyi bintu byo tumwenamo mu lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa ?

(src)="69"> Having a peaceful relationship with God .
(trg)="72"> Twakonsha kwikala na bulunda bwawama na Lesa .

(src)="70"> In our sinful state , from birth we were enemies of God .
(trg)="73"> Twibambulwa kulumbuluka , onkao mambo , inge twasemwatu twikala balwanyi ne Lesa .

(src)="71"> Paul acknowledged this : “ When we were enemies we became reconciled to God through the death of his Son . ”
(trg)="74"> Pano bino , Paulo waambile’mba : “ Byo twakijinga balwanyi twapwaine ne Lesa kupichila mu lufu lwa Mwananji . ”

(src)="72"> This reconciliation enables us to be at peace with Jehovah .
(trg)="75"> Na mambo a bukuzhi , tupwana ne Lesa , ko kuba’mba twikala balunda na Lesa .

(src)="73"> Paul links this privilege to Jehovah’s undeserved kindness , stating : “ Now that we [ Christ’s anointed brothers ] have been declared righteous as a result of faith , let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ , through whom we also have obtained access by faith into this undeserved kindness in which we now stand . ”
(trg)="76"> Paulo walumbulwile kino byo kyakwatankana na lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba byo aambijile balongo bashingwa’mba : “ Byo twatelwa’mba baoloka na mambo a lwitabilo , twayai twikalenga mu mutende ne Lesa monka mwi Nkambo yetu Yesu Kilishitu , na mambo a kumwitabila , jishinda jitushinkukila ja kubilwa lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa lo tubena kubilwa lonka luno . ”

(src)="74"> What a blessing this is !
(trg)="77"> Tusanta bingi pa kwikala balunda na Yehoba .

(src)="75"> Expressions of God’s undeserved kindness : The privilege of hearing the good news ( See paragraph 11 )
(trg)="78"> Mashinda mumwekela lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa : Kumvwa mambo awama ( Monai jifuka 11 )

(src)="76"> How do the anointed bring the “ other sheep ” to righteousness ?
(trg)="79"> Bashingwa baleta byepi “ mikooko ikwabo ” mu bololoke ?

(src)="77"> Being brought to righteousness .
(trg)="80"> Twikala baoloka mu meso a Lesa .

(src)="78"> All of us are unrighteous by nature .
(src)="79"> But the prophet Daniel foretold that during the time of the end , “ those having insight , ” the anointed remnant , would be “ bringing the many to righteousness . ”
(trg)="81"> Ngauzhi Danyela wanembele’mba mu kimye kya ku mpelo , “ aba baji na maana , ” ko kuba’mba bashingwa , bakaleta “ bavula ku bololoke . ”

(src)="80"> ( Read Daniel 12 : 3 . )
(trg)="82"> ( Tangai Danyela 12 : 3 . )

(src)="81"> By their preaching and teaching work , they have brought millions of “ other sheep ” into a righteous standing before Jehovah .
(trg)="83"> Bashingwa boba byepi bino ?
(trg)="84"> Basapwila mambo awama ne kufunjisha “ mikooko ikwabo ” yavula .

(src)="82"> However , this has been possible only through Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="85"> Bebakwasha kwikala baoloka mu meso Lesa , kabiji kino kyakonsheka na mambo a lusa lukatampe lwa Yehoba .

(src)="83"> Paul explained : “ It is as a free gift that they are being declared righteous by his [ God’s ] undeserved kindness through the release by the ransom paid by Christ Jesus . ” ​ — Rom .
(src)="84"> 3 : 23 , 24 .
(trg)="86"> Paulo walumbulwile’mba : “ Kino ke bupetu byo ebatela’mba baoloka na mambo a lusa lwanji lukatampe [ lwa Lesa ] kupichila mu bukuzhi bwapaine Kilishitu Yesu . ” — Loma 3 : 23 , 24 .

(src)="85"> The blessing of prayer ( See paragraph 12 )
(trg)="87"> Lulombelo ( Monai jifuka 12 )

(src)="86"> How is prayer related to God’s undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="88"> Lulombelo lwakwatankana byepi na lusa lukatampe lwa Lesa ?

(src)="87"> Approaching God’s throne through prayer .
(trg)="89"> Tufwenya kwipi na Lesa mu lulombelo .

(src)="88"> Jehovah in his undeserved kindness grants us the blessing of approaching his heavenly throne in prayer .
(trg)="90"> Na mambo a lusa lwanji lukatampe , twakonsha kulomba kwi Yehoba .

(src)="89"> In fact , Paul calls Jehovah’s throne “ the throne of undeserved kindness ” and invites us to approach it “ with freeness of speech . ”
(trg)="91"> Paulo watelele jitanda ja Yehoba amba , “ jitanda ja lusa lukatampe , ” kabiji Lesa witubuula kumusolomoka “ saka twakasuluka pa kwamba . ”