When the Scriptures speak of you and I being called “saints” (Col. 1:2), and when we later discover that the word “saint” actually means “holy” or “holy ones”— the question that screams to be answered is this: Just how holy is holy? Or, just how holy does the Lord see us as His “saints” and how holy does He expect us to live?
The answer will shock you.
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:13-16).
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The following is a study on Colossians 1:1-2 and the meaning of being called a saint.