2 Peter 1:5-8
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Would you like to have a greater knowledge of Jesus Christ? Peter tells us how we can obtain it by adding to our faith (salvation in Christ) the list of things he names in the above scriptures. So once born again if we really want to know our Jesus Peter said you must then add these to your life. Virtue – Moral excellence, living a holy life set apart unto God. Knowledge – Having an understanding of God and His Word for His people perish for a lack of knowledge. Self-Control – One who masters his desires and is not ruled by the flesh. Perseverance – A consistency in the things of God. Godliness – A reverent fear and respect for God. Brotherly Kindness – A genuine love for other believers. Love – A compassion for the hurting and the lost. There you have it straight from the Word of God. If we will be diligent to add these attributes to our salvation in Christ, we will truly get to know our Lord and Savior who purchased our salvation.