Sermon Topic – The Glory of God
Whose glory are you seeking? J.S. Bach is probably the greatest composer of them all. Yet he would end his compositions with the letters S.D.G. short for Soli Deo Gloria which means glory to God alone. He said “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God”.
Jesus life and ministry brought glory to God and though he never had wealth or status he changed the course of history. We settle for the pursuit of the ephemeral vainglory of this world in our lives, our work and even in church. But that is empty and self serving robs us of our true humanity. As the catechism says, the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. Creation itself declares the glory of God, and we are witness to his glory as we tell the story of who God is and all he has done. And that is why we are unimpressed by human vainglory and human ambition, skeptical of celebrity culture, pomp and pretension. Our labours and our lives should be marked S.D.G.