This passage sums up the life of those who have been justified by God through faith in Jesus Christ. Our goal is God’s glory as we do his will. The means to that goal is non-conformity to the world, transformation of our inner person through the renewing of our minds, and offering ourselves to God as living sacrifices. The motivation to live this way and for this purpose is the mercy of God shown to us in Christ. As those justified by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, we are now living sacrifices to God to do his will. This is mercy’s appeal to us.