“Rib Eye, Medium Rare!” (Ezekiel 34:11-12)

“Has the gentleman made his dinner selection?”

My son nodded. “Rib-eye.”

“Excellent choice! And how would the gentleman like that prepared?”


That’s my boy! I was beaming.

My wife smiled. “He’s copying you!”

“Well, he’s got good taste! Like father, like son!” I fist bumped my son. It was a proud moment when my son first emulated me, especially with one of my favorite activities, eating! Our family are carnivores and one of our favorite entrees is a rib-eye steak. It is the cut that I regularly grill at home and whenever we go to a steakhouse, it is my default choice. As many a steak lover can attest, medium-rare is the ideal preparation to maximize the flavor and texture of the meat. 

For thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. 

Ezekiel 34:11-12 (NASB)

God, the Father, spoke to the prophet, Ezekiel, thousands of years ago. He was encouraging the Jews who were in exile in Assyria and Babylon, reassuring them that He is the shepherd who will one day gather His scattered sheep, the Jews, and bring them back together. Thousands of years later, another spoke these same words. 

I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 

John 10:14-15 (NASB)

God, the Son, spoke to His disciples and other followers and used the same beautiful metaphor that God, His Father, used. Jesus was asserting that He and the Father were one and He would also shepherd the lost sheep of Israel, bringing them back to their homeland. 

Like Father, like Son!

Praise God!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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