Virtuous, as defined in the dictionary, means having or showing high moral standards.
Being virtuous is admirable. It means we care about the temple in which God has placed in our hands.
Having high regard for ourselves and others is important. It demonstrates that we care about who God has called us to be. Being virtuous in Christ also encourages us believers to do what is right, to heed God when He is trying to steer us in a specific direction and to follow Him and promote this same behavior to those who are close to us.
For instance, God advises us in Philippians 4:8 (NASB) with this: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
Virtuous is being true, honorable. And of good reputation. We should dwell on accomplishing these attributes as God’s children. Having virtue and maturing in it will have us discerning when things do not fit the description and do not have high standards. We must be mindful and obedient when it comes to living out our walk. There are many distractions, yet there are still the pure, honorable, noble, and morally sound things to gain. Let us travel in that way, virtuously.
Meditate on This: 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NIV)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.