Why Pursue Holiness?

Why Pursue Holiness (Progressive Sanctification)?

Here are some brief, bullet-point answers to the question that may be elaborated upon later:

1) Sin displeases God, and I want to bring Him glory.

2) Sin does not accurately reflect our calling in Christ.

3) A lifestyle of sin is a red flag that you are not bearing the fruit of the Spirit.

4) Sin is destructive to me, so I want to get rid of it.

5) Sin is destructive to my relationships, so I want to get rid of it.

6) I want to be everything that God has freed me to be.

7) Progress in Christ ensures that I will not “backslide.”

8) I do not want to be entangled or enslaved by sins.

9) I want to be light in a dark world.

10) God demands it; “Be holy for I am holy.”

What would you add?