The name Alice means “of noble birth”. Of a truth, once we have all been born again we are all of a noble birth because we all are born into the Royal Family of God. But Alice has a better claim than the rest of us simply because of the meaning of name. ALL names have an attribute of God’s character, so which attribute of God’s character is Alice is supposed to exhibit in her life?
This can be complicated. All lives are different, shaped by different times, people, geography, etc. Since I live in America I will go with what I know. Even at that there are still a lot of variables. But the Alice I know is one who doesn’t even know she is of the nobility. Maybe it was because of how she was raised. Here in America most of us have to work for a living. Alice may not have a nine to five job making a paycheck but nevertheless Alice earns whatever comes her way just like the rest of us. Nothing is handed to her as though she really were of the nobility.
However she exhibits it in her day to day life without even knowing it. She does this by treating each person she meets and knows on a daily basis as an equal. She doesn’t seem to think she knows more or could do better than others although she probably could and with ease. Alice tends to have a knack, a flair even to make the simplistic task seem not only easy to do but make it
look even elegant at times. And while she is at it, she has the ability to set others at ease, making them feel comfortable and welcome. This stems from her relationship with God. His grace gives her this ability.
None of us fulfill all the qualities of the name by which we are called. Alice is no exception, so she is no Saint who can do no wrong. However when God looks at her He does see her as fulfilling ever last iota of the meaning of her name. Every time she slips ups and fails to follow through with what she hoped and meant to do to give God glory through her life He sees, knows and understands. Just because He didn’t fail to live up to His names’ calling doesn’t stop Him from finding fault with her when she has trouble doing the same.
Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.