If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” even the night shall be light about me. (Psalm 139:11)
In the ancient world there was some superstition about the magical quality of the night that could be invoked. Beneath this spell, one could hide—even from the eye of the all-seeing One. David, under the impression of God’s Spirit, said, “Not so.” He said that with God, night does not do what it is intended to do. Even in the night hours, He sees him. So the psalmist decides rather than resist, he will submit and comply. He says, “Search me, God and know my heart. And in so doing, see if there is any twisted way in me.”
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!