We are workers together with God, so we beg you: Do not let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.
God says, "At the right time I heard your prayers. On the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you that the "right time" is now, and the "day of salvation" is now.
We do not want anyone to find fault with our work, so nothing we do will be a problem for anyone.
But in every way we show we are servants of God: in accepting many hard things, in troubles, in difficulties, and in great problems.
We are beaten and thrown into prison. We meet those who become upset with us and start riots. We work hard, and sometimes we get no sleep or food.
We show we are servants of God by our pure lives, our understanding, patience, and kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by true love,