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I love Biblical models or types. We are exhorted to learn from these models.
I have also spoken by the prophets, And have multiplied visions; I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets.—Hosea 12:10 NKJV
Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.—1 Corinthians 10:11 NKJV
But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar—for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children—but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.—Galatians 4:23-26 NKJV
The models in today’s devotional (the two goats) are extremely important. The guilt of the sin of God’s people is symbolically placed upon one goat, and is sent out of the camp away from His people. Praise God for the anti-type, i.e., Jesus Christ. The guilt of our sin placed upon Him.
In addition, we have the fulfillment of the other model, where the second goat was killed as a sin offering. Here we see Jesus fulfilling the type by dying on the cross, as our sin offering.
Where would we be without the anti-type, Jesus? Far better to dwell on where we will be because of Him! Let us give Him all praise and glory for becoming our sacrifice.