I really like the King James Version of 1Pet 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 marvelous light;
Other version say that we are God’s special people, but I like being called peculiar. Peculiar means strange or unusual. If we are God’s chosen, then we have to be unusual and a little strange. If we’re not any different from everyone else, then we have nothing to show for how amazing God is in our lives.
We need to be able to point to the miraculous and blessed. We need to have a testimony of goodness to back up our position of faith and salvation. Our testimony has to mean something. If people don’t know that you are a Christian by the way you live your life, then something’s not right. You’re not peculiar enough.
I’m not saying that you should stand on the street corner with a sign, but others should be impressed with your kindness and generosity, or the way you prayed and things happened. Your life should show the presence of God. If you live like everyone else, then I wonder if you really know Jesus.
Another post on being chosen: Be The Salt Of The Earth