1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
In an earthly sense, golfers are a very peculiar people. They dress in strange clothes, have strange mannerisms, and play a game for four hours without regard to the temperature or conditions. Golfers have a true love for the game.
Christians are to be a “peculiar people” and innately distinguishable from the rest of the world. As the scripture noted, we are also a chosen people. Jesus opened his message to the Gentiles and chose us to be recipients of His grace and mercy. . Thus, we have a valid invitation. We are also a royal people from a royal priesthood. Believers in Christ are heirs and joint-heirs to a Heavenly Father. We have a promised inheritance that cannot be stolen or defiled. We are to be a holy people. This type of people is a righteous and sanctified group. They are clearly distinguishable from the rest of the world.
We are this “peculiar people” because the blind from our eyes has been lifted and is no longer an ailment. We are able to discern the spiritual from the carnal. The Holy Spirit is our lead and our guide. Not because of darkness, but because the brightness of our new life has brought forth a new freedom and liberty. This new sight when fully recognized and appreciated brings forth praise from the redeemed. We can’t see things or live a life as before. We are peculiar because of our peculiar redemption. We no longer see things for secular meaning and gain. Believers live a peculiar life desiring to be about our Father’s business. His specialty is the saving of lost souls. Let us desire to always be about spreading this word no matter the consequences or rebuke. We strive to be a witness because we have a true love for our Redeemer.