Be a saint!

It's comparatively easy to freewheel through life, thinking that saints are so few and far between that you or I will never even know one, much less be one! Yet both in pre-Christian times and in the early Christian Church, everyone faithful to God was called a saint. This surely does place a responsibility on Christians today to act like saints.

What does this require? Does this mean being solemn and sanctimonious? Does it mean being an ascetic? No. But to be a saint does mean being holy, set apart for God's use.

In the Old Testament, God reveals the basis for the holiness of man created in His likeness—your true identity and mine. He says, "Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy." Lev. 19:2. In ancient times the spiritual quality of holiness was considered exemplary in the faithful remnant of Israel (see Isa. 4:3), especially those who stayed steadfast during persecution.

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Gunny's healing
March 17, 1986

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