Thursday, December 22, 2016

Enoch - Walking with God (Genesis 5:21-24)

5: 21,22,23 And Enoch walked with God after he begot Methuselah three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. – Even though he had children and a wife he walked with God!

Enoch walked with God for three hundred years.
Noah walked with God. (Gen. 6:9)
Abraham walked with God. (Gen. 17:1)
Jacob – God was Jacob’s shepherd (Gen. 48:15). Therefore, God walked with Jacob!
Isaac – Walked before the Lord (Gen. 48:15)

Who did Enoch walk with? God of the universe? I think Jesus, who specializes in man.

5: 24 And Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him.

Enoch walked with God because:
·      He was His friend and like His company.
            ·      He was going in the same direction as God
·      He had no desire for anything but what lay in God’s path.”

He was one of those who “called on the name of the Lord”.
-Not legalism (before the Law)
-but obedience.
-but faith.
-focus on the Name of the Lord.

There is a fascinating article that you might want to look up –
Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 148:591 (Jul 1991)
Article: Enoch, a Man Who Walked with God
Author: Timothy J. Cole

BSac 148:591 (Jul 91) p. 288ff