(Henry Law, "Family
"To the saints in Ephesus." Ephesians 1:1.
The word 'saints' imports people who are set
and consecrated to the service and glory of God.
They are no more of the world.
They reject its hollow and selfish principles.
They scorn its debasing maxims.
They turn from its ungodly ways.
They despise its vain pursuits.
They rise high above its miscalled pleasures.
Their one desire is increasing conformity
to the will and image of God.
They no longer live unto themselves, but unto
Him who loved them and gave Himself for them.