“SDG.” Do you know what it stands for? Mark Batterson, in All In, writes about it. It’s the letters scrawled at the bottom of each of Johann Sebastian Bach’s musical compositions. “Soli Deo Gloria” –“to the glory of God alone.” Can you imagine the effect if each of us did all that we do for the glory of God alone? Batterson reminds us that “It’s not about what you do. It’s about why you do what you do. Ultimately, it’s about who you do it for.” Is it just for Jesus? Or is it about who gets the credit? Do we do what we do to make ourselves look good? Or to make Jesus look good? To hear some people talk, it’s more about them and the applause they receive. Seek the applause of heaven.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). Batterson continues, “In God’s Kingdom, it’s our motivations that matter most. If you do the right thing for the wrong reason, it doesn’t even count.” God “weighs” (judges) the motives of the heart, and He only rewards those who do the right thing for the right reason.” How often have I forfeited my reward because I did things for me, and not for Him?
We should live “for an audience of one.” Do the right thing for the right reason. God knows and God rewards when we get it right. I know I’ve got it wrong a few times. I do best when it is all for Jesus. No one more. No one less. No one else.
David F. Nixon, D.Min.
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