If a letter came to your house addressed to "the saints" at your residence, how would you respond? Or, when you read the challenge anywhere in the Bible: "Be ye holy for I the Lord your God Am Holy!" how do you receive it?
Ephesians 5:25 "... Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for it, that he might make it holy with His own blood, and present it to Himself pure and radiant, without any spot or wrinkle, holy and blameless."
In the Bible account of Gideon you may recall that Israel was being menaced