Since you are a saint in Christ by God’s calling, you share in Christ’s inheritance. That which is true of Christ is now true of you, because you are IN Christ. It’s part of your identity.
The list below itemizes in first-person language who you are in Christ. These are some of the scriptural traits which reflect who you became at spiritual birth. You can’t earn them or buy them anymore than a person born in America can earn or buy the rights and freedoms he enjoys as an American citizen. They are guaranteed to him by the Constitution simply because he was born in the United States. Similarly, these traits are guaranteed to you by the Word of God simply because you were born into God’s holy nation by faith in Christ.