As we dig deep into His Word; He will reveal those things that we need to know and see according to His will and heart. Many of us have quoted 1 Peter 2:9 as being a 'peculiar' people as a means to explain oddities about ourselves...let's challenge ourselves today to be released from those ideas and issues that we have held on to that have been inappropriately placed under the 'peculiar' category...let's challenge ourselves to become set free from those things that have kept us 'here' when God is saying 'Come UP here!'.
In the passage a 'peculiar' people is not intended to mean the ENGLISH definition of peculiar...which is strange or weird as we have tried to explain it...but the Hebrew definition is 'treasured, special or valued possession'. That means because we are THE TREASURED, SPECIAL OR VALUED POSSESSION OF GOD...and He saw all that He made and it was good...then we need not dwell (spiritually) in the standard of mediocrity that we have been...but allow Him to elevate us to a higher position in Him.
#What does your Bible say?
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:
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
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