Whether it is evening or morning is a matter of perspective when looking at a picture. When looking at the God who makes the sun rise on the evil and the good we are called in Christ to become people of a new perspective and that perspective can see nothing but Christ. That perspective can only come from Christ because we can never get it from our old nature. It is impossible without the Holy Spirit.
How small has become the segment of life in which we are still willing to grant
supremacy to the sovereignty of God! And when we do concede it, it is at most a kind
of limited and constitutional monarchy, in which we men desire to sit in parliament
and thus occupy the real key position of power. How dreadfully far we have departed
from the earnestness of those words of the New Testament which tell us that all
power in heaven and on earth has been given to Christ the Lord, and that therefore
there is no private recess of the heart, no public area of life, no treaty between
nations, no word whispered in the dark which is not subject to all his commandments
and which will not have to be accounted for in the Last Judgment.
“Life Can Begin Again – Sermons on the Sermon on the Mount”