Some helpful words written as a meditation on Titus 2, about how we become a people 'zealous to do good':
(we go) beyond a Reformation commitment to
sola gratia (by grace alone) – it may suggest sola gratitudine (living by
gratitude alone), in which a life eager to do good is motivated
- not by pride
(you’re better than this)
- threat (you’d better do this)
- or guilt (if only
you’d done this)
but simply by unforced, confident, cheerful gratitude.
If your zeal for good works is slipping,
don’t look to the law, look to the grace of God in saving you.