You know my sitting down and my rising up . . . (Psalm 139:2)
The psalmist says God knows the activity of my life, as well as my repose. David said, “You know where I sit.” David imagined himself coming in from his active endeavors and sitting down in repose in the inner chamber of his house: “When no one else knows what happens, God acknowledges me when I sit in those places where no one see.” Then he says, “You know when I rise. When I face the active endeavors of life, You are there.” And as if he needs to say it again, “You see my sitting and my lying down.”
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!