- and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
- and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
- For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
- Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,