Used by prominent artists like Bach and Handel, this abbreviation is used by many to represent the reason why we create, why we live. "S.D.G." stands for "Soli Deo Gloria," which is a Latin phrase that translates to "Glory to God Alone." This abbreviation is often associated with the Christian tradition, particularly with the principles of the Protestant Reformation. The phrase emphasizes the idea that all things, including human actions and achievements, should be done for the glory of God and not for personal gain or recognition.
Our brokenness is one of the ways we can know that we need Him. But there's good news too! That while we were sinners, Jesus Christ (God's only son), died, conquered evil, and rose again in order to pay for our sins (Romans 5:8). He died the death we justly deserve. This is the free gift of God, that all who believe in Him may have eternal life. If this is the first time you are hearing this message, or even if it's the hundredth, and you do not believe, I encourage you to visit a local church or check out the Bible online. Start with Romans, part of which was paraphrased above, if you're interested!