I 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; KJV
According to this verse in the King James version of the Bible, we are to be peculiar people. Words change their meaning over time. At the time of the writing of the King James version of Bible peculiar meant people who were different.
Today peculiar people are strange, weird, or“freakish.”
So, if we take today’s meaning of this scripture I should do, wear, or say things to make me seem freakish. My husband said“You don’t need anything special to show you are peculiar.” I think I was insulted but I ignored it!!
What the Greek word really means is far from how I look or what I say or do.
The word peculiar is translated from two Greek words, “Around” and “to be” It is the picture of a big circle that represents God. Inside the circle are little dots that represent everyone who is a Christian.
We are a peculiar people because we are God’s people. He surrounds us and protects us. Nothing can get to us unless God allows it.
As we say today, “God’s got my back.” What a wonderful thought that we are in the circle of God’s protection!
Happy I am in the circle of God's care, Gloria