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seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Love

Read: 1 Corinthians 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (v. 13) Love is the greatest and most costly Christian virtue,

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Hope

Read: Hebrews 6:13-20 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul . . . Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf. (vv. 19-20) On the front lawn of

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Faith

Read: Hebrews 11:1-12:2 Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (12:1) The last three virtues (faith, hope, and love) are called the theological virtues because

Justice
Jane Olson

Justice

Read: Romans 12:14-21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21) There is a great debate in legal and philosophical circles about the nature of justice.

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Fortitude

Read: Hebrews 10:19-39 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (v. 36) Fortitude is a word

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Temperance

Read: 2 Peter 1:3-11 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with . . . love. (vv. 5-7)

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Prudence

Read: Proverbs 1:1-7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (v. 7) The first four of the seven virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude, and

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Pride

Read: Luke 18:9-14 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. (v. 14) According to St. Augustine, pride is the sin that

seven deadly sins
Jane Olson

Envy

Read: Psalm 73 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. (v. 25) Shakespeare famously described jealousy as “the green-eyed monster.”