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
-The word “peculiar” here is the Hebrew word “segullah,” and literally means “to shut up.” To really get an understanding of this, you need to think in terms of collections. People collect things such as guns or comics books or Barbie dolls. Within those collections, there is always that specific gun or comic or doll that is the most prized, the one that’s kept in the special case or behind a locked door- the one that is kept shut up. Having all those others is great, but it’s the most precious one that really makes the collection. That’s how the Lord views those who keep His commandments, as His most valuable possessions. Remember that God owns everything: planets, stars, galaxies. All of those things are great, but a man or women who will fear and obey Him, that’s a real treasure.