“To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:” I Corinthians 1:2 NKJV
Ever had that moment when you see a policeman and you automatically left off the gas because you're assuming you're speeding, only to look down and realize you were doing the speed limit. Maybe it’s because we are usually speeding or maybe we have been pulled over before and we react now by instantly letting off the gas. What ever the case is, we are reacting to something we have been prone to doing or something we have done in the past. How many times do we do that in our spiritual life? We react like we always have only to realize wait I’m not that person anymore. We have associated so long as a “sinner saved by grace” that we forget God now calls us Saint. He no longer remembers our past, he has completely discarded that, it’s now as far as the East is from the West, and the two never touch. So He has done away with your sins, but we keep reacting as if He still holds on to them. We immediately let off the gas, like we are doing something wrong, just because we are so used to doing wrong that we can’t seem to grasp ahold of the new person that we are. We like to cling to the sinner saved by grace title, but God desires to call us, holy for He is holy. He desires to call us righteous, for we are in right standing with Him. He desires to call us Saint, because we are His. If we will get ahold of the fact that He has changed us and we are no longer our past, it will change our reaction!