Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us his own glory and goodness.
Through these, he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption of the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control; perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, [sisterly] kindness; and to [sisterly] 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 God. But if anyone does not have them, [she] is short-sighted and blind, and has forgotten that [she] has been cleansed from [her] past sins. Therefore, my [sisters], be all the more eager to make our calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall.
~ 2 Peter 1: 2-10