10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:10
By pursuing Godly virtues as those discussed above, we are actively confirming God’s calling and election in our lives.
Don’t misunderstand. It’s not the works (virtues) themselves that are important, but us being motivated enough to pursue them. Those virtues are merely the fruit of our actions and activities.
We know that the finished work of Christ on the Christ is what saves us. But we get to share in His goodness by serving Him and serving others with our gifts.
The eternal kingdom Peter talks about is merely a reward for partaking in His fellowship.