DeYoung outlines 20 reasons for pursuing godliness.
How Many Motivations Are There for Godliness?
Is there just one proper gospel-centered rationale for holiness? Should we, in speaking about sanctification, avoid threats and warnings and coming judgment and focus simply on our acceptance in Christ? How many motivations does the Bible have for godliness?
I see at least twenty. In the three chapters of 2 Peter alone.
1. We pursue holiness so that we might become partakers of the divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4).
2. We make every effort to grow in godliness because God has already set us free from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire (2 Pet. 1:4).