October 19, 2020

He Calls You Peculiar

“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.” – 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) One of the most interesting things that God calls us in Scripture (a virtue I think I perfectly exemplify) is peculiar. Otherwise known as “weird,” it seems odd that the Lord would define His followers this way, yet distinctiveness is exactly what we need in order to thrive and make a difference in the strange time in which we’re living. Unfortunately, in recent history, the Church has become decreasingly unusual and much more normal than it ought to be. Unlike the believers who gathered after Pentecost and were full of the Holy Spirit, we’ve surrendered our call to be bizarre and settled instead for blending in. In the New Testament,

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