Here we discover a benchmark for Christian character: faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, mutual affection and love. These values transcend culture, history and location. These are the qualities of life that “keep you from being ineffective and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
These values do not mysteriously appear in our character – they are the product of a deliberate commitment to daily practice. The invitation is to “confirm” the call of God on your life by a commitment to living these Christian values.