Saint (Your Name Here)

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 1 (day five)
No one has ever called me a “Saint”.  I certainly wouldn’t classify myself as such either.  Yet Paul labels every one of the believers in Ephesus as a saint.  vs. 1 “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:”  Why?  Were these folks different in character and behavior than us?  The encouraging answer is “NO DIFFERENCE”.  So why the saint title?  Because our identity as believers (saints) is not found from behavior, actions, or deservedness.  It comes from the work and power of The Lord.  In Christ we receive a new: heart, nature, loyalties, kingdom.  They are now ours because of the work and character of Christ alone.  He has made us saints!!  What a hope-filled identity!!  Thank you God for Your work in us!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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