1 Peter 2:9
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:
Peter focuses on the privileges and responsibility of believers. Privileges – we are a chosen generation, chosen by God before the foundation of the world, a royal priesthood, which proclaim the excellencies of God, a holy nation, we are to live a life that is distinguished by holiness, and a peculiar people, a people who belong to God in a unique relationship and are a special value to Him. Responsibility – to proclaim the excellencies of Him, who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.