God’s nickname for you

“To the church of God in Corinth. . .saints by calling” (1 Corinthians 1:2)  My wife Holly has certain names for me.  Some I like better than others, but all of them rise from her affection for me.  (OK, some of them rise from her affection)  Did you know that the Father has names for us?  The world calls us “christians” (little Christs–cf Acts 11:26)  Originally an insult (they have no thoughts or their own, they are just copies), it now seems like a compliment.  God’s names for us are “saints” and “called people”.  It is clearer in Greek than English, but “calling “in verse 2 is not a verb it is an adjective.  It is a seperate category.  We are holy people (saints) and we are called people.  More on this tomorrow, but would it change the way you lived if you could get in your mind (and keep it there) how God thinks of you?  You and I are His “called ones”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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