Things that are polar opposites eliminate the possibilities of compromise and neutrality. There is no legitimate middle ground, especially when it is the exceeding sinfulness of sin and the grandeur of God’s glory that are being considered.
After reflecting upon each of these spiritual realities in Psalm 36:1-9, David knew which alternative he wanted for himself. He sought God’s fellowship (v. 10) and protection (vv. 11-12). He writes, “Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright in heart. Let not the foot of pride come against me and let not the hand of the wicked drive me away. There the workers of iniquity have fallen; they have been cast down and are not able to rise.”
There is no middle ground between heaven and hell, sin and holiness, good and evil. He who is not with Jesus is against Him (Matthew 12:30).