Adjectives are powerful tools. They allow us to describe nouns to add depth, color, intensity, clarity, and more to ordinary words. However, as a society we have reached a point where we use adjectives in exaggeration. A good movie is now and awesome movie (or even “the most awesome movie ever!”).
Dinner out is a great meal. A very good game has become an incredible game. Writing for Christianity Today, author Megan Hill has noted “we live in a culture of inflated language. Our text messages and e-mails explode with exclamation points and smiley faces.” The danger of using extraordinary language to describe the ordinary is it leaves no words to describe the extraordinary. Rich Mullins’ famous song Our God is an Awesome God loses its power when everything from soup to sunsets are described as awesome. God is not awesome like a bowl of clam chowder. As a matter of fact, He is far more awesome than the rarest of sunsets. When we describe God as awesome, great, wonderful, and other adjectives, remember He truly is “the most awesome ever!!!”
Bro. Paul preaches from the Bible using ESV.