We don’t have to live for a perishable tiara that tarnishes with time; we are crowned with eternal glory and honor (Psalm 8:4-5). Not because we do all the right things, but because God plucked us out of our sinful mess, dusted us off, and said, “I choose you.” That is true royalty.
As Doug Powers puts it: Holy Spirit speaks differently to royalty…. In sin, He says, stop behaving below your identity.
Repentance= (re)turn to the (pent)house, of thinking like an heir, not an orphan.