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Fitness is a $27 billion dollar industry. Every January gym memberships shoot up, but eighty percent of those who join a fitness center at the beginning of the year quit by the second week of February. Apparently we love the idea of being fit, but we lack the discipline to do what it takes to actually be fit.
In Leviticus 16:21, God is looking for a fit man:
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“And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness.”
In the Old Testament times, God had a system to take away the sins of the people. On the Day of Atonement each year, the high priest had to choose three things:
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1. The Lord’s Goat. This goat was offered as a sacrifice for sin. Sin cannot be forgiven without the shedding of blood. The Lord’s goat had to die as a sin offering for forgiveness of every sin committed that year.
2. The Scapegoat. In the days leading up to the Day of Atonement, each family came to the priest to confess out loud every sin committed in the previous year. At the end of all the confessions, the priest laid his hands on the head of the scapegoat and transferred all the sin and evil the people had committed onto that goat.
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3. The Fit Man. The fit man took the scapegoat carrying the peoples’ sins deep into the wilderness, so far away it could never find its way back. If the scapegoat ever came back, it would bring a curse on the nation. It took a certain type...
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