“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” – As a Christian, it should be your desire to be a faithful and effective witness for the Lord. As Peter points out, you reach that goal by adding to and building upon your faith with the seven qualities of godliness that will help you cross the finish line. And if you find yourself lacking in one or more them, don’t become discouraged and quit, but rather, pray to the Lord for His grace to move in those weaker areas so that at the appointed hour, you will be full and complete, lacking nothing!