Have you ever heard this statement, “Wow! That was peculiar.” How about, “You sure are peculiar.” I think it is interesting to read in the Word how we are a “Peculiar People.” When we get saved, God makes us not only a holy nation, not only a royal priesthood, but also a “peculiar people.” Let me take you back to the verses that we are working through. They are found in
1 Peter 2:9
Now that we know that we are all “Peculiar People,” what does “peculiar really mean? Well, I’m glad that you asked. The original Greek means… “a people for God’s own possession,” “The people to be His very own,” “a people saved to be His own.” Do you get the picture yet? We are a people for God’s own possession. We are to be His very own!!! Praise the Lord. Think about this, God makes us His very own people, a very own special possession of His. Possession has the idea of value, of worth and preciousness. You have value and worth to God!!! We are more precious to God than all the precious gems and treasures of the world. Possession also has the idea of provision, protection, and security. We are God’s possession, His very special people; therefore, He will provide (Jehovah-Jireh), and protect (Jehovah-Nissi) us and make us secure in every sense of the word.
When I think of all the things that the Lord has blessed me with, I am overwhelmed. However, when I think about the fact that He paid a price for me, He loves me no matter what I have done, that when I have that relationship with Him I am His possession. Something that is more precious than all the treasures of the world, that He would continue to love me and provide blows my mind. That I would be made a joint heir with Christ. That He would be working on my home and that I’ll be living with Him for an eternity, is just overwhelming. I don’t mind being peculiar!!!
Next time when someone tells you that you are a little strange, that you are a little weird, that you are “peculiar,” look them in the eye and say, “You’re right, I am. I am part of a “peculiar people, a royal priesthood, and because of my peculiarity I’m considered more precious than all the treasures of the world.” When they ask you why, tell them about your Heavenly Father. Let them know that they can become a “Peculiar People.”
Be blessed and continue being a “Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a Peculiar People.” In my next blog we’ll continue to talk about being a “peculiar people.”