March 25

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 2:1-16; Psalms 99:1-101:8; Acts 25:13-27

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time. Hebrews 9:27-28

Two things are appointed to humanity; death and judgment. The Lord Jesus experienced both. But there is a world of difference between the two. Man’s death is because of his own sin. The Lord’s death was on account of others’ sins. While man’s judgment follows death, that of the Lord’s came before death when He bore God’s judgment for human guilt, thus securing salvation for those “who wait for him” (Lamentations 3:25). —Drew Craig

O what a Saviour that He died for me,
From condemnation He hath made me free. —J. McGranahan