2 Peter


Chapter 1 (1 - 11)

From Simon Peter, servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
to all who have faith through our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

May you have more and more grace and peace
as you come to know our Lord more and more

By his divine power, he has given us all we need for life and faith.
He has called us to share his divine nature in his eternal kingdom

So we must do our best to live lives of goodness, understanding, self-control, patience, a love for prayer, kindness and love

Dear Jesus, may I see you more clearly, love you more dearly,
follow you more nearly, day by day

 


Chapter 1 (12 - 18)

As long as I am in this passing world, my duty is to keep on reminding you of the truths we hold dear

Writing this letter is one way of making sure that after my departure you will still have a way of recalling the truths we hold dear

These truths are not cleverly invented myths.
I myself saw the majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ

He was honored and glorified by God the Father,
 when the Sublime Glory himself spoke to him and said
"This is my Son, the Beloved. He enjoys my favor"

I heard this myself, spoken from heaven,
when I was with Jesus on the holy mountain

Jesus, Beloved Son, may more and more people
accept the truth of your Good News

 


Chapter 1.20 - 3.18

We must be careful to understand Scripture according to God's mind.
We are not free to make up our own interpretations as we like

In the past there were false prophets. So there will always be false prophets and teachers who twist the truth to suit their own tastes and corrupt behavior. They will have much to answer for when the Day of the Lord comes

Our brother Paul has written to you about this issue. Sometimes his writing is not easy to understand, and is distorted by false teachers

Avoid false teaching. Stand firm in the truth.
Go on growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
To him be glory, in time and in eternity. Amen

Jesus,  protect me from people who distort the Bible message