Virtue is a quality that is deemed to be morally good or Virtue is the moral goodness of character, good quality in someone’s character, an advantage that makes a fellow better than others. Virtue compiles all moral conduct and qualities.
Virtue is a factor of what is inside of you and as a result guides you. i.e Virtue is inside out. Virtue in its real sense is related to God. Moral values have been lost amidst many young believes, sometimes people say Christianity is not morality and as a result, immorality has been the order of the day.
What is Morality?
Morality is the principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. The question here is, what is this principle behind morality? or what should be the principles? it is clear that many have devised means at which they determine between right and wrong, good and bad, but there is a standard. The principle behind moral values or morality is Virtue. Virtue is a force that must be inside a man to produce the values outside. It is the virtue a man has that he acts upon. Jesus said, in Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart”. Jesus said what you have is what guides you, and what guides you are things stored up in your heart. The heart is the storehouse of virtues, what resides in your heart motivates what you do outside which is your character or values.
Where does Virtue come From?
Virtue is a product of the Holy Spirit in you. Until you know that the Spirit of God dwells in you, virtue can not be produced in you. Remember I said virtue is an inward thing that produces morality (according to my definition), moral values and good character.
How does the Holy Spirit release virtue in you?
The Holy Spirit releases virtue in a man when he pays attention to the Word of God. Bro David understood this when he said. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin (immorality) against you. Ps 119:11. That is, the Word of God store in the heart permits the Holy Spirit to produces virtue in us.
There are many moral values that are rooted in virtue, such that one’s virtue resides in the heart by the help of the Holy Spirit and engaging the word. We will be looking at many of this godly character, but please take note that nothing good starts from outside, anything that will last must have it’s root downward.
Father I thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, Dear Holy Spirit help me to Behold God’s word (Jesus) and grow virtue in me. in Jesus’ name. Amen