Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1
READ: 1 Peter 2:9-10
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;
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
In 1John 3:2, John the Beloved could pondering on how privileged we are as believers to be called children of God. Apostle Peter explained the glorious implication of this in 1Peter 2:9-10:
"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; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."
As believers, we are a peculiar generation - that is the generation of people who have given themselves to seeking God (Psalm24:1-6). A peculiar generation refer, to those who have obtained mercy and thus, have become solution providers and barrier breakers. They are unstoppable. Joseph belonged to this kind of generation; he would not compromise godliness and perfect loyalty to God and man as we see in Genesis 39:7-9.
The generation of solution providers like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego was also a peculiar one (Daniel 2:17-19). If you want to belong to this generation, you must be ready to seek the Lord even in the midst of ungodly people (2 Corinthians 6:17). Today, we see people who treat the Bible as outdated literature: they do not see homosexuality, witchcraft sorcery as ungodly. Some of these people even make light of Christ's teachings. Beloved if you belong to this peculiar generation, you must dissociate yourself from such people.
Sometimes though, you may experience marginalization. The good thing is that the members of the peculiar generation who remain undeterred, are always victorious in the end. This is because God already assures them of victory as we see in Number 21:21.
I encourage you to be a member of this peculiar generation of people seeking God actively at a time like this, when it is appearing unpopular to live by the principles of the over 2,000year-old Scriptures.
May God bless you as you do so today, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Father, please accept me into the generation of peculiar people that show forth Your praise.