Second Peter 1:5-7 is a special passage.
It is not just a list. Each virtue builds upon the one that precedes it. For instance, courageously doing good (virtue) is possible because of foundational faith as seen in Hebrews chapter 11. One of the main reasons this great passage is neglected is because "virtue" in 1:5 is not well understood, but all one needs to do to understand it is to think of it as a verb, as doing good based on faith. The practical and eternal results of living in light of Peter's gem are taught in 1:8-11.

SECOND PETER 1:5-7
1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 
1:6 And to knowledge temperance [self-control];
and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 
1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity [love]. 

MESSAGE #1 -- ADDING VIRTUE TO FAITH

This is a six minute video on the meaning of virtue in 2 Peter 1:5 and on how to add virtue to your faith. It also demonstrates a way of using the Describe-It-Yourself cards in teaching.

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 

MESSAGE #2 --- ADDING KNOWLEDGE TO VIRTUE

This is a 13 minute video on the meaning of knowledge in 2 Peter 1:5 and on how to add knowledge to your virtue. It also demonstrates a way of using the Describe-It-Yourself cards in teaching.

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 

The Scriptures are thought-provoking, and this is a key factor in adding biblical knowledge to our lives.

MESSAGE #3 -- ADDING SELF-CONTROL TO KNOWLEDGE

This is nine minute video on the meaning of self-control (temperance) in 2 Peter 1:6 and on how to add self-control to knowledge. It also demonstrates a way of using the Describe-It-Yourself cards in teaching.

2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 1:6 and to knowledge self-control (temperance); and to self-control (temperance) patience; and to patience godliness; 

Adding self-control requires dealing with personal sin and bad habits. So it is biblical counseling. This is often self-counseling, but the link between knowledge and self-control in Peter's system is the essence of what biblical counseling is all about.

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