The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light (Rm 13:12). He likely thought he was enlightened. (Goodness knows he was plenty religious.) But he was blinded by darkness . . . long before he was blinded by the light. Saul of Tarsus sought God’s will . . . but he couldn’t see it—without light from the Lord Jesus. “The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple” (Ps 1
Though ancient, these words from the prophet Isaiah sound all too familiar to our modern experience: So justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
Like the blind we grope along the wall,
feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
among the strong, we are like the dead.
We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves