“Knowing how to interpret Scripture correctly, therefore, is as important as knowing that the Bible is true. And since the Bible was written by authors with specific intents, the way to determine a text’s meaning is to discern the original author’s intent for it.” -Ligonier
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” —Ephesians 2:8-9
Sola Gratia means “grace alone” and is the namesake for Sola Gratia Co. It is only by grace through faith that men can find salvation from sin—as opposed to any of our work meriting salvation. The only work that can save was Christ’s work on the cross. Our hope is that this might serve as a help in starting conversations about the Gospel of grace with others.
What do you do when the world is a train wreck? Keep calm and sing a psalm!
“I have been accustomed to call [the psalms], I think not inappropriately, An Anatomy of the Soul; for there is not an emotion of which anyone can be conscious that is not here represented as in a mirror. Or rather, the Holy Spirit has here drawn to the life all the griefs, sorrows, fears, doubts, hopes, cares, perplexities, in short, all the distracting emotions with which the minds of men are wont to be agitated."
Be encouraged, saint—the One who calls you to obedience is the One who equips you for it. You may have heard the phrase “do the next thing” before—it was largely made popular by Elisabeth Elliot so she is often credited with the quote, however—she was actually quoting from a longer poem by Minne E. Paull, crediting old Saxon legend. This is the original poem: “From an old English parsonage down by the sea There came in the twilight a message to me; Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven, Hath, it seems to me, teaching from Heaven. And on through the doors the quiet words ring Like a low inspiration: “DO THE NEXT THING.” Many a questioning, many a fear, Many a doubt, hath its quieting here. Moment by moment, let down from Heaven, Time, opportunity, and guidance are given. Fear not tomorrows, child of the King, Trust them with Jesus, do the next thing. Do it immediately, do it with prayer; Do it reliantly, casting all care; Do it with reverence, tracing His hand Who placed it before thee with earnest command. Stayed on Omnipotence, safe ‘neath His wing, Leave all results, do the next thing. Looking for Jesus, ever serener, Working or suffering, be thy demeanor; In His dear presence, the rest of His calm, The light of His countenance be thy psalm, Strong in His faithfulness, praise and sing. Then, as He beckons thee, do the next thing.” Philippians 4:13-14 “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
May we never tire of speaking about and sharing the goodness of God regardless of personality or disposition!
“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Psalm 34:1-3
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This was part of the answer RC Sproul gave to the question, “Since God is slow to anger and patient, then why when man first sinned was His wrath and punishment so severe and long lasting?”
“...what’s wrong with you people? This is what’s wrong with the Christian Church today. We don’t know who God is and we don’t know who we are. The question is ‘why wasn’t it infinitely more severe?’” He explained prior to this how merciful God was to Adam and how much He provided and would provide...
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:22-23
“The Reformers maintained that the sinner is saved by the grace of God, His unmerited favor, alone. This doctrine means that nothing the sinner does commends him to the grace of God, and that the sinner does not cooperate with God in order to merit his salvation. Salvation, from beginning to end, is the sovereign gift of God to the unworthy and undeserving. As Paul wrote to the Corinthian Christians, who were inclined to boasting: ‘Who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?’ (1 Cor. 4:7). No one can ever stand before God and say, ‘Look at me and at what I have done!’ God is no one’s debtor, not least in matters of salvation (Rom. 11:35).” —Ligonier, Guy Waters.
We hope our Sola Gratia latte mug can remind you of this truth!
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