Steadfast Unto the End
Having received the faith of the gospel, the next work of the believer is to add to his character virtue, and thus cleanse the heart and prepare the mind for the reception of the knowledge of God.
God calls upon us to reach the standard of perfection and places before us the example of Christ's character. The work of transformation from unholiness to holiness is a continuous one. Day by day God labors for man's sanctification, and man is to co-operate with Him, putting forth persevering efforts in the cultivation of right habits.
God has called His people to glory and virtue, and these will be manifest in the lives of all who are truly connected with Him. ....being kept by the power of God through faith. 1 Peter 1:5