Excellence is greatly emphasized in athletics and in the business world. Yet none of the excellence sought after today is what Christians are to seek.
Scripture defines virtue as a strength or power that disciplined people use to produce beautiful traits of goodness.
Living virtuously is not easy. Those who try to do right often suffer ridicule and face discrimination when they fail to join their acquaintances in wickedness.
Each Christian must develop godliness through righteous behavior and service, adding virtue to their faith.
The Christian concept of excellence is far different from this world's idea of competitive superiority. The Bible's teaching does not include climbing over others.
The phrase "a virtuous woman" means "woman of worth," "woman of strength," or "woman of noble character." It denotes a woman of skill, aptitude, or achievement.
Martin Collins asks what we can do to improve our manners or etiquette. Our manners express our personality, especially as they portray humility, courtesy, or gentleness. The apostle Paul indicts all of us as lacking in courtesy before we were called. Now we must display the work of salvation, involving the etiquette and …