Believers are called to live life on a higher plane. God has declared us righteous because we’ve been born again. This position of righteousness and holiness is not something we could ever earn; it is a grace gift from Him that is permanent and independent from anything we do. God appeals to us to display good conduct to match our status as members of His royal family by birth, which we received when we accepted His Son. It gives Him great joy to make each one who believes His child for all eternity. Despite what the enemy tells us, we are not what we do, but who God says we are: holy, righteous, and redeemed. God made us who we are in Him because of His grace and mercy; all we need to do is accept our identity by faith.