Exodus 19:5 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:
I wonder, does being a peculiar people mean being like everybody else, or does it mean being different, being unique, being His. Before we think that we want to be the same as everybody else, maybe we should consider what that really means.
Doing what everybody else is doing, isn't always (or even usually) the right thing to do. Sometimes, it can be totally wrong. The crowd doesn't always know what is right. It is only looking through the eyes of one elevator. The crowd doesn't see the whole picture.
So, what does being peculiar really mean?
1. strange; queer; odd.
2. uncommon; unusual.
3. distinctive in nature or character from others.
I think the Lord is particularly thinking of the third meaning. Distinctive from others. Maybe we should work just a little harder on being distinctive instead of the same.