The word “saint” isn’t a title, it’s a position. It’s being “in Christ” and “set apart”. As Paul opened his letter to the troubled church at Corinth, he specifically reminded them of the following:
“…to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV
Today, the word saint is often used by some to describe a person worthy of special recognition, but in the Bible, the word means an unworthy person recognized by someone special…Christ. And based on that, a disciple is one who has committed to follow a different path than the world around them. The church at Corinth was being weakened and defiled by acceptance of the cultural norms of the city. And as a result, there was no power in the Spirit, no passion for righteousness, and no peace in the fellowship. So, as saints, they were being “called-out” to live like it…in Christ.
Do you consider yourself a saint? Perhaps you think it’s prideful to do so. It’s not based on what you’re doing, it’s based on what’s already been done. Understanding that should bring humility and gratefulness, not pride and arrogance. Will you prayerfully commit to walk as a saint today?