Good morning, Saint!
Now, insert your name: Good morning, Saint [your name]!
How many of you cringed at that?
The world’s definition of saint is not the Biblical definition of saint. The world says a saint is an “extremely virtuous person.”
The Bible says a saint is a believer, one who believes Jesus Christ is the Son of God, trusts Him for salvation, and has received Him as Lord and Savior.
In six of the nine epistles written by Paul to churches (rather than to individuals), Paul addresses his letter to the saints.
Saints are Righteous in Christ Jesus
We, believers, are not “extremely virtuous,” but God declares we are righteous in Christ Jesus.
Take a deep breath.
Another translation: [Your name], holy one of God.
Paul Prays We will Know
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. (Ephesians 1:18)
A Few of the Riches for Saints
We have received revelation from God.
The mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints… (Colossians 1:26)
Our prayers are incense to God.
When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:8)
We will receive the kingdom
But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come. (Daniel 7:18)
We will judge
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? … Do you not know that we will judge angels? (1 Corinthians 6:2–3)
Saints Are Called and Have a High Calling
We are saints.
We are saints, not because the world says so.
We (believers) are saints because God says so.
Let’s not be embarrassed. But let’s live up to it.
Grace and peace to you, Saint [your name]