Nkwa Asem

Petro II 1

1Saa krataa yi fi Simon Petro a ɔyɛ Yesu Kristo somfo ne ne somafo nkyɛn. Ɔde kɔma wɔn a esiane yɛn Nyankopɔn ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo trenee nti, wɔama wɔn gyidi a ɛsom bo te sɛ yɛn de no ara pɛ no.

Adom na asomdwoe a ɛdɔɔso a efi Onyankopɔn ne Yesu a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade no mmra mo so.

Frɛ a Onyankopɔn frɛ

Sɛnea munim no yiye no, ɔnam ne tumi so bɛma mo biribiara a ɛho hia ma asetena pa no. Na ɔma yɛn n’anuonyam ne nnepa a ɔwɔ no mpo bi. Ɔnam saa tumi no ara so ama yɛn akyɛde a ɛsom bo sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ yɛn ho bɔ no. Na ɛnam so ama mo aguan afi anibere bɔne a ɛwɔ wiase no ho na mo ne no atena ne su no mu.

Esiane saa nti, mommɔ mmɔden mfa nneyɛe a ɛho tew nka mo gyidi ho; na momfa nimdeɛ nka nneyɛe a ɛho tew ho; na momfa ahohyɛso nka mo nimdeɛ ho; na momfa boasetɔ nka mo ahohyɛso ho; na momfa nyamesom pa nka mo boasetɔ ho; na momfa onuadɔ nka nyamesom pa ho; na momfa ɔdɔ mapa nka onuadɔ ho. Eyinom ne su pa a ɛho hia mo. Na sɛ munya ma ɛdɔɔso a, ɛbɛma mo ayɛ nnam wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo ho nimdeɛ mu. Na obiara a onni bi no yɛ onifuraefo a ontumi nhu ade a ne werɛ afi sɛ wɔahohoro ne bɔne dedaw no.

10 Enti me nuanom adɔfo, monyere mo ho wɔ dwuma no di mu, na enni mo ho adanse ampa ara sɛ Onyankopɔn afrɛ mo, ayi mo atena hɔ afebɔɔ. Sɛ moyɛ saa a, morenhintiw na morempa abaw nso. 11 Sɛ mofa saa kwan yi so a, wɔbɛma mo akɔ yɛn Awurade ne yɛn Agyenkwa Yesu Kristo ahenni a ɛto ntwa da no mu.

12 Ne saa nti, daa mekaekae mo saa asɛm yi a munim na atim nokware a moagye adi no mu no.

13 Misusuw sɛ, eye sɛ mmere dodow a mete ase yi, mɛbɔ mo nkae wɔ saa asɛm yi ho. 14 Minim sɛ ɛrenkyɛ biara megyaw saa ɔhonam yi hɔ sɛnea yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo daa no adi kyerɛɛ me no. 15 Mɛbɔ mmɔden sɛ mɛfa ɔkwan bi so ama mo akae saa nsɛm yi bere biara me wu akyi.

16 Ɛnyɛ anansesɛm na yɛte bɛka kyerɛɛ mo fa yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo tumi ne ba a ɔrebɛba no ho na mmom, yɛahu na yedi ne kɛseyɛ no ho adanse. 17 Yɛwɔ hɔ bi na Agya Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no anuonyam bere a ɛnne bi fi Anuonyam kɛse mu kae se, “Oyi ne me dɔ Ba a ɔsɔ m’ani!” no. 18 Yɛn ankasa tee nne no sɛ efi soro reba bere a na yɛne no wɔ Bepɔw Kronkron no so no.

19 Ɛno nti, ɛma yenya nkɔm a odiyifo no hyɛe no mu gyidi yiye. Ɛsɛ sɛ mutie no yiye efisɛ, ɛte sɛ kanea a ɛhyerɛn wɔ sum mu kosi da a ade bɛkye ama anɔpa nsoromma ahyerɛn wɔ mo koma mu no. 20 Eyinom nyinaa akyi no, monkae saa asɛm yi: Obiara nni hɔ a ɔnam n’ankasa so betumi akyerɛ Kyerɛwsɛm mu nkɔnhyɛ ase. 21 Na nkɔmhyɛ biara nso nni hɔ a efi onipa mu na mmom Honhom Kronkron no na ɛkyerɛɛ nnipa kwan bere a wɔreka asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn no.

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.