Christian Virtues

Christian virtues are a reflection of the God in us. Christian theologians have traditionally identified faith, hope, and charity (love) as the three Christian virtues (Three Theological Virtues). God has called all of us to virtues of godly excellence, goodness, and righteousness. Christian virtues also consist of things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. See commentary and scriptures below for more on Christian virtues.


The Christian Virtue of Faith
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Love is the Greatest of the Christian Virtues.

Christian theologians have traditionally identified faith, hope, and charity (love) as the three Christian virtues (Three Theological Virtues). Of the three Christian virtues, love is the greatest. Christian virtue love is “agape” love defined as unmerited favor. This is a love that is selfless, unconditional, and voluntary loving-kindness.

See Scripture Commentary: 1 Corinthians 13:13 advises us that love is the greatest virtue.

Christian Virtues – Called To Godly Excellence.

Whether you know it or not, God has called all of us to glory and virtue. Christian virtues can be described as having a godly excellence, a godly goodness, or a godly righteousness.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Peter 1:3 advises us that God has called us to glory and virtue ... advises us that God has called us to glory and virtue.



Christian Virtues - The Christ in Us.

Christian virtues are a refection of the God in us. The dictionary definition of virtue is “a moral excellence, a goodness, or a righteousness”. Christian virtues can be described as a Godly excellence, a Godly goodness, and a Godly righteousness that is reflected in us.

See Scripture Commentary: 1 Peter 2:9 advises us that we are chosen to be virtuous.

Christian Virtues Start in the Mind.

Philippians 4:8 say to think on “... whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; ...”. By us meditating on Christian Virtues we will start practicing them.

See Scripture Commentary: Philippians 4:8 gives us advice to alway think on virtuous things.