Romans 1:7 says, “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let’ think for a moment about what it means to be “called to be saints.”
A saint is someone who is holy, consecrated, and acceptable to God. This condition of acceptance comes only by being born again and cleansed in the precious crimson flow of Calvary. This acceptable state of existence brings about God’s graces and His peace. We are saved by His grace and we are also kept by His grace. God sheds His grace on us when we go through trials, and He sheds His grace on us when we walk by faith. Just because we do not always feel the presence of God walking directly beside of us, it doesn’t mean He isn’t there. God will not leave us. We are His saints, and His children, and He will watch over us and meet our needs according to His greater plan. As many as He calls, He sanctifies for His use. I’m thankful to be called of God. How about you?
Love In Christ,
Pastor Vern Hall