2 Peter 1:5-7 is perhaps the most concise set of instructions we find in scripture for how to grow spiritually. In it we find eight graces — faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love — that Peter suggests are key to our growth. And he presents each of these graces (except for faith) as means to supplement the previous grace.
In an earlier sermon, we considered faith. So in this sermon we will examine virtue. We’ll consider the following questions:
- What is virtue?
- Why does Peter present these graces in the order he does?
- How does virtue specifically supplement or complete faith?