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(src)="1"> 7 Seek the Kingdom , Not Things
(trg)="2"> 7 Le Batle ’ Muso oa Molimo Pele

(src)="2"> Jesus taught us to ‘ seek first the Kingdom , ’ not material things .
(trg)="3"> Jesu o ile a re ruta hore re “ batle ’ muso pele , ” eseng lintho tse bonahalang .

(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"> Re ka qoba leraba la ho rata lintho tse bonahalang joang ’ me ra fokotsa lintho tseo re sa li hlokeng e le hore re hahamalle lipakane tsa tšebeletso ?

(src)="4"> Consider Jesus ’ encouraging words in the portion of his Sermon on the Mount found at Matthew 6 : 25 - 34 .
(trg)="5"> Nahana ka mantsoe a khothatsang ao Jesu a a buileng Thutong ea hae ea Thabeng , a tlalehiloeng ho Matheu 6 : 25 - 34 .

(src)="5"> 13 Why Must We “ Keep on the Watch ” ?
(trg)="6"> 13 Ke Hobane’ng ha re Lokela ‘ ho Lula re Lebetse ’ ?

(src)="6"> As Christians , we must take seriously Jesus ’ admonition to “ keep on the watch ” in these last days .
(trg)="7"> Matsatsing ana a ho qetela , re lokela ho nka ka ho teba temoso ea Jesu ea hore ‘ re lule re lebetse . ’

(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"> E le hore re etse seo , re lokela ho itebela khahlanong le tšusumetso e mpe e ka re sitisang ho lula re falimehile ha re ntse re letetse ho tla ha Jesu .

(src)="8"> This article explains how we can avoid being distracted from our watchfulness .
(trg)="9"> Sehlooho sena se hlalosa kamoo re ka qobang lintho tse ka re sitisang ho lula re lebetse .

(src)="9"> 21 Grateful Recipients of God’s Undeserved Kindness
(trg)="11"> Ke Tla U Thusa ”
(trg)="12"> 21 Ananela Mosa o sa Tšoanelang oa Molimo

(src)="10"> 26 Spread the Good News of Undeserved Kindness
(trg)="13"> 26 Bolelang Litaba Tse Molemo Tsa Mosa o sa Tšoanelang

(src)="11"> These two articles examine many of the ways that we benefit from Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="14"> Lihlooho tsena tse peli li tšohla litsela tseo mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova o re tsoelang molemo ka tsona .

(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)="15"> Li boetse li re khothalletsa ho bontša hore re ananela mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova ka hore re bolelle ba bang kamoo le bona ba ka ruang molemo kateng ho oona .
(trg)="16"> 31 Lipotso Tse Tsoang ho Babali

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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"> LIPINA : 95 , 13

(src)="3"> What is the greatest expression of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness toward mankind ?
(trg)="4"> Ke mpho efe e khōlō ka ho fetisisa eo Jehova a ileng a e fa batho ka lebaka la mosa oa hae o sa tšoanelang ?

(src)="4"> How can we show that we are no longer ruled by sin but by undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="5"> Re ka bontša joang hore ha re sa laoloa ke sebe empa re laoloa ke mosa o sa tšoanelang ?

(src)="5"> What blessings come to us as a result of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="6"> Re fumana litlhohonolofatso life ka lebaka la mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova ?

(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 ) Pheta papiso ea mong’a tšimo ea morara . ( b ) Papisong ee , mong’a tšimo o bontšitse mosa o sa tšoanelang joang le ho ba seatla se bulehileng ?

(src)="7"> A WINEGROWER went to the marketplace early one morning to hire men to work in his vineyard .
(trg)="8"> KA LE LENG , mong’a tšimo ea morara o ile a tsohella ’ marakeng ho ea hira batho ba tla sebetsa tšimong ea hae .

(src)="8"> The men he found agreed to the wage he offered and went to work .
(trg)="9"> Batho bao a ileng a ba fumana ba ile ba lumela moputso oo a neng a re o tla ba fa oona eaba ba qala ho sebetsa .

(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"> Mong’a tšimo o ne a hloka basebetsi ba bang , kahoo o ile a ’ na a khutlela ’ marakeng motšehare ho ea batla ba eketsehileng , a tšepisa ho fana ka moputso o loketseng le ho bao a ba hirileng motšehare oa mantsiboea .

(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)="11"> Ha e e - ba shoalane , o ile a bokella basebetsi hore a tl’o ba lefa , eaba kaofela o ba fa moputso o lekanang , ho sa tsotellehe hore na ba sebelitse lihora tse ngata kapa hora e le ’ ngoe feela .

(src)="11"> When those first hired realized this , they complained .
(trg)="12"> Ha ba hiriloeng pele ba hlokomela sena , ba ile ba tletleba .

(src)="12"> The winegrower replied : ‘ Did you not agree to the wage I offered ?
(trg)="13"> Mong’a tšimo o ile a re : ‘ Na ha rea ka ra lumellana ka moputso oo ?

(src)="13"> Do I not have the right to give all my workers whatever I want ?
(trg)="15"> Le mōna hobane ke le seatla se bulehileng ? ’ — Mat .

(src)="14"> Are you envious because I am generous ? ’ ​ — Matt . 20 : 1 - 15 , ftn .
(trg)="16"> 20 : 1 - 15 .

(src)="15"> Jesus ’ parable reminds us of one of Jehovah’s qualities that is often mentioned in the Bible ​ — his “ undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="17"> Papiso ena ea Jesu e re hopotsa a mang a makhabane a Jehova ao Bibele e atisang ho bua ka ’ ona , e leng ‘ mosa oa hae o sa tšoanelang . ’

(src)="16"> ( Read 2 Corinthians 6 : 1 . )
(trg)="18"> ( Bala 2 Bakorinthe 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"> Basebetsi ba sebelitseng hora e le ’ ngoe ba ne ba sa tšoanela ho fuoa moputso o feletseng , empa mong’a tšimo o ile a ba bontša mosa o sa tšoanelang .

(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)="20"> Ha setsebi se seng se bua ka polelo “ mosa o sa tšoanelang , ” eo Libibeleng tse ngata e fetoletsoeng e le “ mohau , ” se ile sa re : “ Polelo ena e bolela mpho eo motho a e fuoang a sa e sebeletsa ebile e sa mo tšoanela . ”

(src)="19"> 3 , 4 .
(trg)="21"> 3 , 4 .

(src)="20"> Why and how has Jehovah shown undeserved kindness toward all mankind ?
(trg)="22"> Ke hobane’ng ha Jehova a ile a bontša batho mosa o sa tšoanelang , hona o o bontšitse joang ?

(src)="21"> The Scriptures speak of “ the free gift of God’s undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="23"> Mangolo a bua ka “ mpho e sa lefelloeng ea mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Molimo . ”

(src)="22"> Why and how does Jehovah bestow this “ free gift ” ?
(trg)="24"> Ke hobane’ng ha Jehova a re fa ‘ mpho ee e sa lefelloeng , ’ hona o re fa eona joang ?

(src)="23"> If we met all of Jehovah’s requirements perfectly , his kindness toward us would be deserved .
(trg)="25"> Haeba re ne re etsa lintho tsohle tseo Jehova a batlang hore re li etse , mosa oa hae o ne o tla be o re tšoanela .

(src)="24"> As it is , we fail to do so .
(trg)="26"> Empa rea hlōleha .

(src)="25"> Thus , wise King Solomon wrote : “ There is no righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins . ”
(trg)="27"> Ke kahoo Morena Solomone ea bohlale a ileng a ngola a re : “ Ha ho motho ea lokileng lefatšeng ea tsoelang pele ho etsa se molemo ’ me a sa etse sebe . ”

(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 . ”
(trg)="28"> Moapostola Pauluse le eena o ile a re : “ Bohle ba entse sebe ’ me ba haelloa ke khanya ea Molimo , ” a boela a re “ moputso oo sebe se o lefang ke lefu . ”

(src)="27"> That is what we deserve .
(trg)="29"> Ke oona moputso o re tšoanelang .

(src)="28"> Jehovah , however , expressed his love toward fallen mankind in an incomparable act of undeserved kindness .
(trg)="30"> Empa kaha Jehova o rata batho , le hoja e le baetsalibe , o ile a ba bontša mosa o sa tšoanelang .

(src)="29"> He sent his greatest gift of all , “ his only - begotten Son , ” to earth to die in our behalf .
(trg)="31"> Mpho e khōlō ka ho fetisisa eo a ileng a re fa eona , ke “ Mora oa hae ea tsoetsoeng a ’ notši ” ea ileng a tla lefatšeng ho tla re shoela .

(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"> Kahoo , Pauluse o ile a ngola hore Jesu o “ roesitsoe moqhaka oa khanya le tlhompho ka lebaka la hore o ile a utloisoa bohloko ke lefu , e le hore ka mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Molimo a ka latsoa lefu bakeng sa motho e mong le e mong . ”

(src)="31"> Yes , “ the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord . ” ​ — Rom . 6 : 23b .
(trg)="33"> Ka sebele , “ mpho eo Molimo a fanang ka eona ke bophelo bo sa feleng ka Kreste Jesu Morena oa rōna . ” — Bar . 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"> Ho etsahala’ng ha re busoa ke ( a ) sebe ?

(src)="34"> ( b ) by undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="36"> ( b ) mosa o sa tšoanelang ?

(src)="35"> How did humans inherit the sinful , dying condition that plagues us all ?
(trg)="37"> Ho tlile joang hore batho bohle ba be le sebe ’ me ba shoe ?

(src)="36"> The Bible explains : “ By the trespass of the one man [ Adam ] death ruled as king ” over Adam’s descendants .
(trg)="38"> Bibele e re : “ Ka tšito ea motho a le mong [ Adama ] lefu le ile la busa e le morena ” ho bana ba Adama .

(src)="37"> Happily , though , we can choose no longer to be ruled , or dominated , by sin .
(trg)="39"> Leha ho le joalo , hoa thabisa ho tseba hore re ka khetha ho se laoloe ke sebe .

(src)="38"> By exercising faith in Christ’s ransom sacrifice , we place ourselves under the rule of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="40"> Haeba re bontša tumelo sehlabelong sa Kreste sa thekollo , re laoloa ke mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova .

(src)="39"> How so ?
(trg)="41"> Ka tsela efe ?

(src)="40"> “ Where sin abounded , undeserved kindness abounded still more .
(trg)="42"> “ Moo sebe se ileng sa ata , mosa o sa tšoanelang o ile oa ata haholo .

(src)="41"> To what end ?
(trg)="43"> Ka phello efe ?

(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 .
(trg)="44"> Ea hore , feela joalokaha sebe se ile sa busa e le morena le lefu , ka ho tšoanang le mosa o sa tšoanelang o ka busa e le morena ka ho loka ka tebello ea bophelo bo sa feleng ka Jesu Kreste . ” — Bar .

(src)="43"> 5 : 20 , 21 .
(trg)="45"> 5 : 20 , 21 .

(src)="44"> Even though we remain sinners , we need not resign ourselves to having sin dominate our lives .
(trg)="46"> Le hoja re ntse re le baetsalibe , ha rea lokela ho lumella sebe hore se re laole .

(src)="45"> When we do give in to sin , we will ask Jehovah for his forgiveness .
(trg)="47"> Ha re etsa sebe , re lokela ho kōpa Jehova hore a re tšoarele .

(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"> Pauluse o ile a lemosa Bakreste a re : ‘ Sebe ha sea lokela ho le laola , kaha ha le tlas’a molao empa le tlas’a mosa o sa tšoanelang . ’

(src)="47"> Therefore , we come under the rule of undeserved kindness .
(trg)="49"> Kahoo , re laoloa ke mosa o sa tšoanelang .

(src)="48"> With what result ?
(trg)="50"> See se ba le phello efe ?

(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)="51"> Pauluse o re : “ Mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Molimo . . . o re rupella ho hana ho hloka bomolimo le litakatso tsa lefatše le ho phela ka ho hlaphoheloa kelellong le ho loka le boinehelo ba bomolimo har’a tsamaiso ena ea hona joale ea lintho . ” — Tite 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"> Ho bolela’ng ho re mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova ‘ o bontšitsoe ka litsela tse sa tšoaneng ’ ?

(src)="52"> ( See opening pictures . )
(trg)="54"> ( Sheba litšoantšo tse qalong . )

(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"> Moapostola Petrose o ile a ngola a re : “ Ka tekanyo eo e mong le e mong a amohetseng mpho ka eona , le e sebelise ho sebeletsaneng joaloka batsamaisi ba khabane ba mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Molimo o bontšitsoeng ka litsela tse sa tšoaneng . ”

(src)="54"> What does that mean ?
(trg)="56"> See se bolela’ng ?

(src)="55"> That whatever the nature of the trials we may face in life , Jehovah can enable us to cope with them .
(trg)="57"> Se bolela hore Jehova a ka re thusa hore re sebetsane ka katleho le liteko leha e le life tseo re ka tobanang le tsona . — 1 Pet .
(trg)="58"> 1 : 6 .

(src)="56"> There will always be an expression of God’s kindness that will match each trial .
(trg)="59"> Ka sebele mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova o bontšitsoe ka litsela tse sa tšoaneng .

(src)="57"> Indeed , Jehovah’s undeserved kindness is expressed in various ways .
(src)="58"> The apostle John wrote : “ We all received from his fullness , even undeserved kindness upon undeserved kindness . ”
(trg)="60"> Moapostola Johanne o ile a ngola a re : “ Kaofela re ile ra amohela mosa o sa tšoanelang holim’a mosa o sa tšoanelang ho tsoa botlalong ba hae . ”

(src)="59"> The various expressions of Jehovah’s kindness result in our receiving many blessings .
(trg)="61"> Re fumana litlhohonolofatso tse ngata ka lebaka la mosa oa Jehova o bontšitsoeng ka litsela tse sa tšoaneng .

(src)="60"> What are some of them ?
(trg)="62"> Tse ling tsa tsona ke life ?

(src)="61"> How do we benefit from Jehovah’s undeserved kindness , and how can we show our gratitude for it ?
(trg)="63"> Mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova o re tsoela molemo joang , hona re ka bontša joang hore rea o ananela ?

(src)="62"> Being forgiven of our sins .
(trg)="64"> Re tšoareloa libe .

(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)="65"> Ka lebaka la mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova , re tšoareloa libe haeba re baka ’ me re loana ka thata khahlanong le tšekamelo ea rōna ea boetsalibe .

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

(src)="65"> God’s mercy should fill us with gratitude and move us to glorify him .
(trg)="67"> Re ka bontša hore re ananela mohau oa Molimo ka hore re mo tlotlise .

(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"> Ha Pauluse a ngolla Bakreste - ’ moho le eena ba tlotsitsoeng , o ile a re : “ [ Jehova ] o ile a re lopolla matleng a lefifi ’ me a re fetisetsa ’ musong oa Mora oa hae ea ratoang , eo ka eena re nang le tokollo ea rōna ka thekollo , tšoarelo ea libe tsa rōna . ”

(src)="67"> Being forgiven of our sins opens the door to many other wonderful blessings .
(trg)="69"> Ho tšoareloa libe ho re bulela monyetla oa hore re fumane litlhohonolofatso tse ling tse babatsehang .

(src)="68"> What do we enjoy because of God’s undeserved kindness ?
(trg)="70"> Mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Molimo o re tsoela molemo joang ?

(src)="69"> Having a peaceful relationship with God .
(trg)="71"> Re ba le kamano e ntle le Molimo .

(src)="70"> In our sinful state , from birth we were enemies of God .
(trg)="72"> Kaha ha rea phethahala , ho tloha ha re hlaha feela , re se re ntse re le lira tsa Molimo .

(src)="71"> Paul acknowledged this : “ When we were enemies we became reconciled to God through the death of his Son . ”
(trg)="73"> Pauluse o ile a lumellana le sena ha a re : “ Ha re ne re le lira , re ile ra boelanngoa le Molimo ka lefu la Mora oa hae . ”

(src)="72"> This reconciliation enables us to be at peace with Jehovah .
(trg)="74"> Poelano ena e etsa hore re be le khotso le Jehova .

(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)="75"> Pauluse o ile a re poelano ena e bile teng ka lebaka la mosa o sa tšoanelang oa Jehova , ’ me a re ho barab’abo ba tlotsitsoeng : “ Kaha joale ho boletsoe hore re lokile ka lebaka la tumelo , a re thabeleng khotso le Molimo ka Morena oa rōna Jesu Kreste , eo ka eena ka tumelo re boetseng re fumaneng katamelo ea ho kena moseng ona o sa tšoanelang oo joale re emeng ho oona . ”

(src)="74"> What a blessing this is !
(trg)="76"> Ruri ena ke tlhohonolofatso !

(src)="75"> Expressions of God’s undeserved kindness : The privilege of hearing the good news ( See paragraph 11 )
(trg)="77"> Litsela tseo Molimo a bontšang mosa o sa tšoanelang ka tsona : Tlotla ea ho bolelloa litaba tse molemo ( Sheba serapa sa 11 )

(src)="76"> How do the anointed bring the “ other sheep ” to righteousness ?
(trg)="78"> Batlotsuoa ba thusa ba “ linku tse ling ” joang hore Jehova a ba nke ba lokile ?

(src)="77"> Being brought to righteousness .
(trg)="79"> Re tlisoa ho lokeng .

(src)="78"> All of us are unrighteous by nature .
(trg)="80"> Kaofela re hlaha re sa loka .

(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"> Empa moprofeta Daniele o ile a bolela esale pele hore nakong ea bofelo , “ ba nang le temohisiso , ” e leng batlotsuoa , ba tla ‘ tlisa ba bangata ho lokeng . ’

(src)="80"> ( Read Daniel 12 : 3 . )
(trg)="82"> ( Bala Daniele 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"> Batlotsuoa ba thusitse batho ba limilione ba “ linku tse ling ” ka ho ba ruta Bibele , e le hore le bona Jehova a ka ba nka ba lokile .

(src)="82"> However , this has been possible only through Jehovah’s undeserved kindness .
(trg)="84"> Jehova o ba nka ba lokile ka lebaka la mosa oa hae o sa tšoanelang .

(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 .
(trg)="85"> Pauluse o ile a re : “ Ho joaloka mpho e sa lefelloeng hore ebe ka mosa oa hae [ Molimo ] o sa tšoanelang ho ntse ho boleloa hore ba lokile ka tokollo e tlisitsoeng ke thekollo e lefiloeng ke Kreste Jesu . ” — Bar .

(src)="84"> 3 : 23 , 24 .
(trg)="86"> 3 : 23 , 24 .

(src)="85"> The blessing of prayer ( See paragraph 12 )
(trg)="87"> Tlotla ea ho rapela ( Sheba serapa sa 12 )