But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people …
Let’s face it. As Bible-believing Christians, we are a little strange by the standards of this world. We live by another set of rules.
We feel supreme love for One we have never seen and talk to someone that we have not touched. We empty ourselves to become full, decreasing so that Christ might increase. We lower ourselves to become servants of all so that we will rise up as the first. When we are at our absolute weakest, He makes us strong.
When we are poor, we are very rich. We give our things away so that we may keep them forever. We deposit treasures in a heavenly bank that we have yet to visit.
We die daily, little by little, to lay down our lives so that we can live forever. Death is not a tragedy for us believers; it is a reward for the righteous!
We perceive the invisible. He has given us eyes to see! We discern the inaudible. He has given us ears to hear! Because we are rooted and grounded in Him, He has opened our understanding to the Truth that this world cannot comprehend.
In His upside-down, inside-out economy, the impossible is made possible for those who are odd for God.