The moral excellence and purity of spirit that radiate from my life
as I obey God's Word.
- n. [Fr. vertu; It. virtu; Sp. vertud;
L. virtus, from vireo, or its root. See Worth.
The radical sense is strength, from straining, stretching,
extending. This is the primary sense of L. vir, a man.
3. Moral goodness; the practice of moral duties and the abstaining
from vice, or a conformity of life and conversation to the moral
law. In this sense, virtue may be, and in many instances
must be, distinguished from religion. The practice of moral
duties merely from motives of convenience, or from compulsion, or
from regard to reputation, is virtue, as distinct from religion.
The practice of moral duties from sincere love to God and his laws,
is virtue and religion. in this sense it is true,
- That virtue only makes our bliss below.
Virtue is nothing but voluntary obedience to
- 5. Acting power; something efficacious.
- Jesus, knowing that virtue had gone out of him, turned
-- Mark iii.
- 7.Excellence; or that which constitutes value and merit.
And the whole multitude sought to touch Him,
for virtue went
out from Him and healed them all.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are
true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise, think on these things.
According as his divine power hath given
unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the
knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2 Peter 1:3
And beside this, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue
2 Peter 1:5
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called,
these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
-- Romans 8:30
My delight is in the Law of the LORD; and in His Law I meditate day
and night. Psalm 1:2 -- Psalm 119:55
|Author: Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826.
Title: The English reader, or Pieces in prose and poetry :
selected from the best writers : designed to assist young persons
to read with propriety and effect, to improve their language and
sentiments, and to inculcate some of the most important principles
of piety and virtue :
with a few preliminary observations on the principles of good
reading / by Lindley Murray.
Imprint: Utica : Printed by Hastings & Tracy, 1827.
Webster's, 1828 ed.
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??
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