Hebrews 13:22–25 (ESV)
I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who
come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you.
The author of Hebrews (basically unknown) includes a final greeting after the benediction. We see that Timothy has been released from
prison. But it is verse 24 that interests me. “Greet all your leaders and all the saints.” The leaders he is referring to are the church leaders, that is... the pastors. So who are the saints. The Roman Catholic
Church believes that if a Christian performs a verifiable miracle, then they can be made a saint after they die. But this is not how the term “saint” is used in the Bible. The scriptures refer to all of us, that is... believers, are
saints. We don’t have to die or have a miracle to be a saint. Through our God given faith, you are already a saint!
I pray: O Lord, I give thanks that we are your saints. We cannot
take credit for our faith, it is a gift of God. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Amen.