Prayer Focus: Armenia

Bible Reading: Leviticus 15-18


But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat. (Leviticus 16:10)


Aaron was to take two male goats and choose one as an offering to the LORD and the other as the scapegoat. This goat carried the sins of the people to the wilderness. What an image!


Nobody likes to be the scapegoat, but the other goat was killed! Perhaps being a scapegoat isn’t so bad! Seriously, though, it is stunning to imagine the sins of the people placed upon a goat that is then sent away. Of course, that’s what Jesus did. In a sense, He played the role of both goats, bearing our sins and being sacrificed.


Jesus, thank You! What more can I say? Thank You for the cross! Thank You for Your sacrifice! Thank You for forgiveness, life, hope, peace, and joy! In Your Name, amen.