The evening was darkness and the morning was light, and yet the two together are called by the name that is given to the light alone! This has an exact analogy to our spiritual walk.
In every believer there’s darkness and light, and yet he’s not called a sinner because there’s sin in him, but he’s called a saint because he possesses some degree of holiness.
This is a most comforting thought to those who ask,Yes because you, like the day, don’t take your name from the evening, but from the morning. And you’re spoken of in the word of God as if you were even now perfectly holy as you will be soon.“Can I be a child of God while there’s so much darkness in me?”
Notice that the evening comes first. We’re in darkness first, and the depth of our sin causes us to cry out,Then comes morning, it dawns when grace overcomes our sinful nature. So even though you are naturally darkness, when you become light in the Lord, there is no evening to follow the sun will never set again.“God be merciful to me, a sinner.”
The first day in this life is an evening and a morning; but the second day, when we shall be with God, will be a day with no evening, but one, sacred, high, eternal noon.