Peculiar People

In Titus 2:13-14 we are called a people for God's own possession. In the KJV it says we are a "peculiar people". In Exodus 19:5, the same term is used for God's people being a "treasure above all people."

Being peculiar has very little to do with our strangeness or even our uniqueness. This term used to describe God's people has a stronger way of emphasizing that we are treasured by God above all other treasures. In another way of words, we are very special to God.

In my entire neighborhood alone, there are a great number of children. They are all to be treasured as human beings, to be sure. But there are two little kids who are a peculiar treasure to me, more than any of those other beautiful children could hope to be. I would not trade these two little girls for any other child in my neighborhood or the world. These two are a peculiar treasure to me.

There must be at least a small idea of what we are as peculiar treasures to God. We cannot downplay or shut this down and then call it 'humility'. A.W. Tozer wrote, "Think as little of yourself as you want to, but always remember that our Lord Jesus Christ thought very highly of you."

We are a peculiar people, us who are loved by Jesus. Do you see? My Abba is very fond of me above all other treasures. Can you see this and trust it so confidently that you KNOW it?

PC Walker

Speaker.Author.Poet, whatever comes through the cracks is all grace.