Dr. Allen Domelle
For many years of my life, I have lived in areas where there are cattle ranchers. Many times when you drive in areas where there is open range, you will see the cattle with a branding on their rump to show everyone who that cattle belongs to. The branding of each rancher is unique to them so that there is no mistake about the ownership of their cattle.
Very early in Israel’s history God wanted everyone to know who His people were. Every plague that was sent upon the Egyptians was done so that they knew there was a difference. God gave them a different diet because they were to be different. God had them dress differently than the Egyptians because He wanted there to be a difference. God was not as interested in them looking more like Egypt so that they could reach the Egyptian people. He knew that their difference would cause the Egyptians to want to follow the ways of the LORD. God wanted His people to be different because He was putting His branding on them.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley