Johann Sebastian Bach—choirmaster and composer—wrote dozens of cantatas. Each one wove music and mood to present that Sunday’s biblical text for his mostly illiterate congregation. At the bottom of each hand-written page, Bach signed three letters: “SDG”—Soli Deo Gloria. Latin for “To God’s glory alone.”
Bach’s cantatas rang out his devotion to God and his desire to serve God in his music … in his work.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. While we may never write choral music to last the ages, we daily compose our lives. In classrooms, offices, shops, homes … we can inscribe each page with “SDG”—to God’s glory alone … in the high calling of our daily work.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (Rom. 12:1)