Since the beginning of time God has with every generation had a peculiar chosen people that stay strong for the one they serve. They are considered peculiar as they do not fit in with what the world deems as important. (Hebrews 2:9-11). But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Those who follow Christ do not mind not fitting into the world, as their Saviour has even said of himself that he was not of the world. John 17:16,17. They are a people who have repented and are redeemed which makes them a people who deny the lusts of the flesh and ungodly behaviour as we are a shining light in a world of darkness. (Titus 2:11-15). For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Moses was told how he was a peculiar treasure to God, and by obeying him he would be kept as well as Israel. (Exodus 19:3-6). And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
So whenever someone says I’m different or peculiar I say thank you because this lets me know I’m not a part of what the world is busy doing and am in good company with the one I follow! (1 Peter 4:1,2). Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.