The Message

2 Peter 1

11-2 I, Simon Peter, am a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.

Don’t Put It Off

3-4 Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.

5-9 So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

10-11 So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The One Light in a Dark Time

12-15 Because the stakes are so high, even though you’re up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I’m not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it. This is the post to which I’ve been assigned—keeping you alert with frequent reminders—and I’m sticking to it as long as I live. I know that I’m to die soon; the Master has made that quite clear to me. And so I am especially eager that you have all this down in black and white so that after I die, you’ll have it for ready reference.

16-18 We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes: Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” We were there on the holy mountain with him. We heard the voice out of heaven with our very own ears.

19-21 We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

2 Peetero 1

1Nze Simooni Peetero omuddu era omutume wa Yesu Kristo mpandiikira abo abaafuna okukkiriza okw’omuwendo nga ffe, mu butuukirivu bwa Katonda waffe era Omulokozi waffe Yesu Kristo, ekisa n’emirembe byeyongerenga mu mmwe nga mutegeera Katonda ne Yesu Mukama waffe.

Okuyita n’okulonda kwa Katonda

Kubanga mu maanyi g’obwakatonda bwe, mwe twaweerwa ebintu byonna olw’obulamu buno n’okutya Katonda mu kumanya oyo eyatuyita olw’ekitiibwa kye n’obulungi bwe ye. Ebyo bye byatuweesa ebisuubizo eby’omuwendo ebikulu, mu byo mulyoke mugabanire awamu obuzaaliranwa bw’obwakatonda, muwone okuzikirira okuva mu kwegomba okubi okw’omu nsi.

Noolwekyo mufubenga nnyo, okukkiriza kwammwe mukwongereko obulungi, ne ku bulungi mwongereko okutegeera, ne ku kutegeera mwongereko okwefuganga, ne ku kwefuganga mwongereko obugumiikiriza, ne ku bugumiikiriza mwongereko okutya Katonda, ne ku kutya Katonda mwongereko okufaayo ku booluganda abalala bonna ne ku kufaayo ku booluganda bonna abalala mwongereko okwagalananga. Kubanga bwe muba n’ebyo ne byeyongera obungi, bibafuula ba mugaso era ababala ebibala olw’okutegeera Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo. Oyo atalina ebyo muzibe wa maaso era awunaawuna, era yeerabidde bwe yanaazibwako ebibi bye eby’edda.

10 Kale, abooluganda mweyongerenga okunywerera mu kulondebwa kwammwe ne mu kuyitibwa kwammwe. Kubanga bwe munaakolanga bwe mutyo temulyesittala n’omulundi n’ogumu. 11 Era mulyanirizibwa n’essanyu lingi nnyo mu bwakabaka bwa Mukama waffe era Omulokozi waffe Yesu Kristo.

12 Noolwekyo, ebyo nzija kubibajjukizanga buli kiseera, newaakubadde nga mubimanyi, era nga ddala munyweredde mu mazima ge mwategeera. 13 Era ndowooza nti kiŋŋwanira nga nkyali mu mubiri guno, okubakubirizanga nga nneeyongera okubibajjukiza. 14 Kubanga mmanyi nga nnaatera okuva mu mubiri guno, nga Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bwe yantegeeza. 15 Kyenva nfuba ennyo okukola kyonna kye nsobola, ne bwe ndivaawo mube ng’ebyo byonna mubijjukira.

16 Kubanga tetwagoberera ngero bugero ezaagunjibwa wabula twabategeeza ebyo bye twalabirako ddala, eby’amaanyi n’okukomawo kwa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, era n’obukulu bwe. 17 Kubanga Katonda Kitaffe yamuwa ekitiibwa n’ettendo, eddoboozi bwe lyawulikika okuva mu ggulu mu kitiibwa ekingi ekimasamasa nti, “Ono ye Mwana wange omwagalwa gwe nsanyukira ennyo.” 18 Ffe bwe twali awamu naye ku lusozi olutukuvu, twawulirira ddala eddoboozi eryo eryava mu ggulu.

19 Kyetuvudde tweyongera okukakasa ebyo bannabbi bye baategeeza, era bwe munaabigonderanga munaabanga mukoze bulungi. Kubanga biri ng’ettaala eyaka mu kizikiza okutuusa obudde lwe bukya, emunyeenye ey’enkya n’eryoka eyaka mu mitima gyammwe. 20 Okusooka mukimanye nga buli bunnabbi obuli mu byawandiikibwa, tewali ayinza kubunnyonnyola ku bubwe yekka. 21 Kubanga bannabbi tebaayogeranga byabwe ku bwabwe, wabula baategeezanga ebyo Katonda bye yabalagiranga nga Mwoyo Mutukuvu bwe yabibawanga.