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  • Joe Norton

Virtue (3/10/2019)

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

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).


“Virtue” means “a virtuous course of thought, feeling, and action,” that is, moral

excellence or moral goodness. It means a person has determined to do what is right.

The literal meaning is to “supply in your faith” virtue.


One writer says virtue is “Christian manliness and active courage in the good fight of

faith,” communicating the idea that virtue is not reticent but rather it is a picture of

strength and power.


Virtue, then, enhances faith, giving a Christian the strength and moral courage to

make his faith known, regardless of the situation.