becoming more like Christ

For this very reason, make every effort to add to
your faith goodness;
and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness, love.

For if you possess those qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But if anyone does not have them, he is near-sighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from past sins.

—II Peter 1:5-9, NIV