1 Peter 1:14-16
[14] As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. [15] But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; [16] for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

So, Peter says, be different! Being a disciple of Jesus, a child of God, a new creation and a part of Gods family means that our hope, our assurance and our security are different and we should become like our Father. We will find that we are not the same as we were before we knew Jesus and not the same as the world around us. Just as Jesus was different so we are called to be different and to show in our lives a little bit of what God is like!

Lord, help us to be obedient to you and not to conform to the world around us for the sake of popularity or pride.