It is Finished

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DAILY VERSE

The other goat, the scapegoat chosen by lot to be sent away, will be kept alive, standing before the LORD. When it is sent away to Azazel in the wilderness, the people will be purified and made right with the LORD.

Leviticus 16:10

 

DEVOTION

The tradition of the scapegoat was to cast the communities sins onto a goat, wrapping a red cord arounds it’s neck, and sending it into the wilderness. After a time the scapegoat would come back, the red cord bleached white signified that their sins had been forgiven. This tradition carried on for 70 years, though the red cord stopped turning white at the 30th year. That year Jesus Christ died for our sins, the wondering goat would come back with the red cord still as red as the day it wondered off.

Thank you Jesus for taking our sins upon yourself, there’s no other ransom required.

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