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Separated As Saints
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
2 Thessalonians 1:9-10
The Bible refers to the people of God, believers and followers of Jesus Christ, as “saints.” The original Greek word for “saints” is also translated “holy” in the Bible. So, believers in Jesus Christ are called “holy” by God. This is not because we’re good people that earn His favor. It’s because we are separated from the world and the judgment that is coming upon the world, according to God’s mercy and grace, practically distributed through Jesus’ redemption. Being called saints doesn’t mean we’re exceptional people. It means we are forgiven people, separated from judgment by the grace of God, according to His holiness.