A word study in 2 Peter 1:5-11
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,” (2 Peter 1:5).
Since Christians have come out of the wickedness of the world, we must “give all diligence” to add these designated characteristics to our faith—that is, we must be dedicated, sincere, and earnest in doing so.
“Faith” is our personal belief that Jesus is the Son of God and that we will be able to attain redemption through Him. The word used in this passage refers to a person’s personal faith, not to THE faith, which would indicate a system of religion.
Our faith is not just a belief about God but faith in God. This faith leads us to know beyond doubt there is a Higher Power who has control of the universe and that His Son is our Savior and Redeemer.