Word Reserved for God

2 For the Lord Most High is awesome,
the great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:2

Long ago I learned never to use the word awesome unless it was in reference to God. Why? Well, partly it’s a personal preference. Since it’s a word that means “full of awe” (not to be confused at all with awful), it’s only right to be used of a person who is, well, full of awe! To use it on anyone or anything less degrades the term for me.

For instance:

  • your child brings a great report card home, “awesome!”
  • your spouse saves money on clothing, “awesome!”
  • your co-worker nails a presentation, “awesome!”
  • the government cuts taxes by 20%, “awesome” and “say what???” 🙂

You get the idea. They just do not carry the same connotation as “the Creator of the Universe delights in me. He is the Great King over all the Earth!”

Awesome!

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