I enjoyed the lecture that Packer delivered on personal holiness and how central it is for the Christian life. I think a lot of the time, I give myself plenty of slack on pursuing holiness thinking that it’s a lofty goal and there will be more opportunities later in life to live righteously. Perhaps it is the temptation of thinking that progressive sanctification means that we can take all the time in the world to pursue holiness. However, I am thankful how Packer reminds us that living the life of holiness is present-day duty, obligation, and blessing achieved only by the Holy Spirit’s transforming power. Life is only a fleeting moment; let’s not give ourselves the excuse to defer the need for holiness!