What is august to you?
August…not the month but the word. Do you know what it means?
According to the dictionaries, it means inspiring reverence or admiration, of supreme dignity or grandeur, majestic, venerable, eminent, worthy of respect because of age and dignity, high position, having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.
Sounds pretty descriptive of God, doesn’t it?
God exhibited all those august attributes when He spoke creation into being. Each seed of God’s Word stood positioned at conception’s gate, primed and eager for the Starter’s pistol to sound its commencement, and when God spoke His Word of power, He released the seeds of life and reaped the harvest of creation.
Scripture says, “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.” (Ps. 33:6 Ampc)
All matter came alive at the sound of God’s voice. Within that matter is His voice imprint, His Word, His DNA, still to this day, resonating in the entire universe, within every molecule, every atom, and every cell of every created thing – plants, animals, planets, sun, moon, stars, mankind, everything.
The writer of Hebrews tells us, “The word of God is living, and powerfully working.” (Heb. 4:12a RGT) The Greek word for powerfully working used here is energes, which means active, operative, effectual, at work, or powerful. The living, breathing Word of God is active and operative, giving “life and breath and all things to all.” (Acts 17:25 RGT)
Not ordinary words, God’s words are unseen, living entities, actually working energy and living matter of the eternal kind. A part of Himself. His heavenly DNA.
And that part of Himself came to earth as the Word, as Jesus is. If we have invited Jesus to rule our hearts, we have that Living Word DNA within us.
However, do we, who know God, appreciate the majesty and grandeur His Word brought forth?
Step out into your backyard, or go to the outstretched ocean, or a gorgeous garden, or a flourishing forest, or the majestic mountains, whichever may be your favorite scene of nature, and just look around you. What greets you?
*Does the morning dew comfort you with the thought of drinking in God’s mercies or of His showering you with blessings?
*Does the mist of the ocean kiss your face with soothing relief, offering you God’s vast supply of Living Water to restore your tired body and soul?
*Does the garden’s produce reward you with gratitude for the harvest of nourishment or fill your senses with its floral bouquet?
*Does the lush green of the forest refresh your soul as the trees unfurl emblazoned boughs as a canopy of shade and as a pavilion for the feathered set to convene their songfest?
*Does the purple mountain’s majesty fill you with awe for inspiration, stimulate your creativity, enliven your dreams?
All these are the entities of God’s voice imprint, surrounding you… pulsating in every living thing, even the stars pulsate with song. That is His Living DNA Word still at work.
How can our hearts not feel gratitude to the One Who made this magnificent world and surrounds us every day with His august presence? Who pours out new mercies every morning? Whose Spirit is generously shared with all who love Him?
Should we not bow in awe and pour out our worship, thanksgiving, and unrestrained praise?
So, now, what is august to you?
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