The apostle Paul offers spiritual wisdom in 2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." Since we, as Christians, are united with Jesus both in His death and resurrection, we participate in this new creation. That is, we receive the benefits of being restored to Christ. Our lives should change, because we are transformed into the likeness of Christ. Instead of living for ourselves, we live for Christ and we look at the world through the eyes of Christ.