East Martin CRC
A Holy One – Really?
Copyright by Freedom in Christ, used with permission.
How did you take the news in this week’s session that you are a “holy one”? It’s a truth that can be hard to believe, isn't it? We don’t think of ourselves as holy because we are all too aware of our failings. But the Bible is very clear and uses the word translated “saint” or “holy one” to describe Christians many times! Here is just one example:
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God; To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:1
If you are a Christian then you are a holy one – not because of what you have done – but because of what Jesus did. And nothing you have done or can ever do will change that fact. You are not a dirty rotten sinner hiding underneath clean clothes or hiding behind Jesus. What He did has fundamentally transformed you and made you holy, clean, and righteous from the inside out. Yes, you still sometimes sin, but that is not who you are deep down inside. You are a holy one, however unlikely or unbelievable that may seem to you.
Make a decision today to choose to believe what God says about you despite what you may feel.