vs 1 Worshipping God is not simply a ritualistic act in Biblical Christianity. There's alot to worshipping God, but in general it is done through sacrificial obedience to God. The rest of the chapter deals with examples of such.
vs 2 The world constantly tries to mold us into its image. It tries to shape our values, our morals, and our perspective on life. Those who don't conform to peer pressure are threatened with dishonor, contempt, hostility, loss of relationships and loss of security. But as Jesus said of his disciples "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." 约翰福音１７：１６.
腓立比书３：２０ But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,(niv) The Christian's behavior is different than that of the world. But behavior is not the Christian's primary focus. Repentance starts in the mind, in the realm of ideas. We conform our thinking with the Bible and from it infer applications that affect our behavior. In the end it will be found that those who lived according to the Bible, lived properly.
vs 3-8 Appreciating the diversity of giftedness in the body of Christ requires humility. If you think too much of yourself, you fail to appreciate the particular giftedness of others, and perhaps not allow them to serve. But if you think too little of yourself and too much of others, you may end up not taking up the responsibilities you should and become a burden to others. Avoid these extremes. "Rather think of yourself with sober judgment.". Details concerning the seven spiritual gifts list can be found at: http://www.bcbsr.com/topics/gifts.html
vs 9 Love that is applied insincerely is not Christian love. There are those who pretend to love. They may flatter others or seek for intimacy to their own ends. They may lie about their feelings. But Christian love is sincere. It does not compromise the truth. Love also does not compromise holiness. It has a hatred for what is evil. Though love may tolerate the sinfulness of others to an extent, yet it despises sin.
vs 10 Christians are devoted to one another. They meet on a regular basis and seek to edify one another. In practice, however, this relationship may not be reciprocal. For though a Christian may be devoted to others, those others may neither appreciate such devotion nor reciprocate such love. Nonetheless, such devotion doesn't rely upon or demand any such reciprocal relationship. One who loves is not one who demands to be loved. In this way others are honored above oneself.
vs 11 Paul has already spoken of the dangers of having zeal without knowledge. This was not to discourage zealousness, but to apply it properly. For zeal is a good thing as he writes in Galatians.
But such zeal should be with the perspective of serving Christ. As Paul warns in the book of Galatians, religious zealousness can often be self-serving, simply trying to gain popularity.
加拉太书４：１７ Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them. (niv)
Joyfully in hope
彼得前书５：１０ "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."
Serving God often literally means "waiting on the Lord". Just as those who serve you in a restaurant are called "waiters", so also Christians are "waiters" too. This is not to promote laziness, for it says.
希伯来书６：１２ "That ye be not slothful, but
followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
vs 14 Christians must learn to react properly to persecution. Though a Christian has many enemies, he does not treat them like enemies. For we were also once enemies of God, but some Christian was concerned enough share with us the gospel.
vs 15 Empathy should be characteristic of Christians, but not conformity to the world. We should have empathy towards other believers. But we often feel different about things than the world.
Conceit breeds contempt which illegitimately destroys harmony.