The 5th Chapter of Genesis contains what one person called ‘a long and dreary list of Seth’s descendants.’ The account tells us basically those listed were born, produced children and died. In the midst of what appears to be a monotonous chronicle, a beautiful variation occurs. Enoch comes on the scene and did not simply ‘exist.’ Enoch chose to ‘live.’
There is a big difference between existing and living. Existing consists mainly of eating, working, sleeping, and producing children, and then dying. Living involves walking with God. The scriptures state in Gen. 5: 24, “Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” The Message translation puts it simply, “ Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him.” Walking with God means walking steadily, pleasing Him, building a relationship with Him, and preparing for an eternity with Him.
What is involved in walking with God all the way to eternity?
- First, we must be born again. (John 3:3) An old proverb says, ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.’ We must “rise up in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and walk.” (Acts 3:6)
- Romans 6:4 tells us that “we should walk in the newness of life.”
- We must follow the footsteps of Jesus. “ He who says he abides in Him (Jesus) ought himself also to walk just as he walked.” (1 John 2:6)
- We must walk in the light. “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
- We must walk in love. “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” ( Eph. 5:2)
LET’S TAKE A WALK !
~ Brother Roy