(William Dyer, "Christ's Famous Titles")
"I will write upon them the name of my God" Revelation 3:12
O there is a great difference between the names of the saints — and the names of the wicked!
The saints are called . . .
godly, from God;
Christians, from Christ;
spiritual, from the Spirit;
heavenly, from heaven, because their citizenship is there, because their Head is there, and they be heirs of heaven.
But the wicked are called . . .
devilish, from the devils;
the cursed, from the curses;
worldlings, from the world;
and sinners, from sin.
The ungodly are called . . .
But the saints are called . . .
heirs of the kingdom of glory!
And hence it is, that some godly men have thought it a greater honor to be a member of Christ — than to be a king upon a throne! Indeed, sirs, a holy heart is better than a great estate!