1 Peter. 2:9, KJV:  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

I had someone tell me once that he believed a person could be spiritual without being “odd for God.” Another friend told me that a believer could be “so heavenly minded, that they are of no earthly use.” These statements conjure mental images of somber faced people, robed and sandaled, walking the city streets, spreading words of love and peace. There is no question that we are to be a “peculiar people,” a “people belonging to God” (NIV). The Bible tells us we are strangers in this world (1 Peter); that this is not our home but a place we are passing through until we go home to be with Christ. But as we walk after Christ in this world, what some may see as odd or heavenly minded may be the very thing that draws them to the keeper of eternal life. It won’t be because we have “put on” a superficial spirituality—but instead, because we have clothed ourselves with Christ, and have allowed His heavenly mindedness to shine through us, and be most wonderfully put to earthly use. If we walk as He walked, we will indeed be seen as a most peculiar people.