Add to your faith virtue…….
2Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
Virtue has a long list definitions all bordering on the Christian attributes that radiate goodness, praise-worthy, excellence, well doing etc. In very many texts, it is moral excellence. Your character as a believer should be one of high standards,
praise worthy and a good example. Virtue is in itself complex and has in it a
set of other qualities embedded together.
A classical example is the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31.
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
This woman is not easy to find and when you do you will see how precious she
She such a graceful person, hardworking, keeps her home.
She is filled with strength honor and wisdom.
This woman is filled with some much grace and quality that her children her husband blesses her.
She is an excellent woman.
Bible Reading: Proverbs 31:25-31
Add to your faith in God, virtue.
Be a person people can identify as virtuous.
It is a long list we all should try by the help of the Holy Spirit to be filled
Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she
that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband. She is a person who makes her husband glad and blessed.
A prudent wife is from the Lord. It means it takes God to make a
Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a
prudent wife is from the LORD.
Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
woman is a wise woman who builds her home.
A godly home requires building continually, so in her wisdom she seeks ways to make her home what God wants it to be.
She is not slothful or lazy.
She is kind, busy with good works and over sees the affairs of her home.
She does not rule over her husband but with her submission and dedication she does well to him all the days of her life.
Ruth in the bible was an exceptional woman.
How many women would care for their widowed mother-in-laws after their own husbands were dead? Ruth 3:10-11
Like the woman of Shunem, the bible referred to her as a great woman. She was so compassionate that she not only gave food to the Prophet Elisha but also convinced her husband to make a little chamber for him. She perceived he was a man of God.
She indeed was no ordinary woman; she was a woman of substance. 2Kings 4:8-10
A virtuous woman identifies and meets a need. She ministered to the man of God and provoked divine remembrance.
The man of God gave her an open cheque to fill in what she desired.
A great need was met- the gift of a male child. 2Kings 4:14-17
In summary, Virtue is a high price required for us to be fruitful in the knowledge of God. In whatever we do or think there must be virtue i.e. must be admirable.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever things are
honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are
lovely, whatsoever things are
of good report; if there be any
virtue, and if there be any
praise, think on these things.