"As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble
-2 Peter 1:3-10
"In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge"
-2 Peter 1:5
That word supplement means "something that completes or enhances something else when added to it." So God wants us to enhance our faith so that it's made COMPLETE! How? By giving all diligence to virtue or moral excellence.
This generation has a really messed up view of what morality is. Anything that makes you feel good goes. Because there's so little knowledge of the Word, it leads to a world full of chaos and confusion. Instead of the Bible being the guide or standard, people use their feelings instead.
Too many people are fueled by feeling instead of God's Word. Is it any wonder we live in a day where there's so much hatred and confusion? The Bible says we must live with moral excellence.
We must be diligent about living our lives according to the Word of God in thoughts, speech and conduct. These godly attributes reflect the image of God!
To this we add KNOWLEDGE. You can't be like God if you haven't spent time in His Word. You can't know a person without first gaining knowledge of what they're like! It's not possible!
These are the basic, practical steps to living a life of victory and free from backsliding. Get in the Word and study what God loves and hates! Get in the Word and increase the knowledge of who God is and why He does things! If you want to live from victory to victory, apply theses truths to your life! You can't get breakthrough if your actions don't reflect the Word of God! Act like you're Holy! Act like you're wealthy! Act like you're healthy! Act like you're free and full of joy!