The practice of Christian moral excellence, doing the right thing when no one is observing. The practice of Christian virtue requires patience, knowledge and wisdom, all of which are available to God’s people by prayer through the Holy Spirit, and by the reading, study and application of His word (James 1:5, I Corinthians 12:1-11). The exercise of virtue will cause one to be profitable steward of Gods gifts and faithful administrator of duty (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Scripture teaches that the world system is wicked (Ephesians 2:2, John 8:44, Romans 12:2, I John 2:15), that we are at war, and that we have been furnished equipment for warfare (Ephesians 6:10-18). For the effective practice of virtue, it is therefore necessary that we guard thus:
Guard your eyes and ear as these nurture thought,
Guard your thoughts as these direct your speech,
Guard your speech as it proceeds action,
Guard your actions as these guide direction,
Guard your direction, as it will dictate destiny.