In spite of who we are God redeemed us and gave us a new higher identity that doesn’t exist at the expense of our gender, our blackness, our whiteness, our job, or the station we have in life. Those things are to be prized and treated as expressions of our stewardship in His Kingdom. They are an aspect of who we are. Because when God came to redeem us he gave us high office. We are in Christ with Christ seated in heavenly places. We should live as though that is true. And it should effect our ethical decisions.