(Ezekiel 34:11,12). For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
God has a way of explaining things in a way for us to easily understand. He chose sheep to represent his people and goats as an animal which rebels his ways.
SHEEP: A timid defenseless creature, docile, easily influenced or led.
GOAT: Related to the sheep but of lighter build, A licentious man (one who lacks legal and moral restraints), Disregards strict rules of correctness, Not easily guided.
It is easy to see by both animals being described why there will be a gathering of his sheep who obey him, while the goats that are rebellious and puffed up in pride (Fat) will be fed with judgment. (Ezekiel 34:16,17,30,31). I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God.And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
Jesus spoke of this also in the parable of the talents! (Matthew 25:31-34). When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
We see how sheep resemble Gods character and are seen by their kindness, loving, gentle, longsuffering, and patient……………..