As Christians, we have been united with Christ through his life, death, and resurrection. That unification is the foundation and hope for our sanctification and pursuit of holiness. Our obedience to his commands flows out of a life that has been purchased by the blood of Christ and has been made new through his life.

" If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:1-4