September 24, 2023
5 “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
Hebrews 11:5–6 (NASB1995)
21 “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
Genesis 5:21–24 (NASB1995)
Here’s what made Enoch extraordinary: Consistency. That’s it.
Not bravery and courage. Not incredible giftedness or genius.
He was approved and pleasing to God – by walking in trusting faith.
Enoch’s Faith Teaches Us to Walk WITH God
“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
Genesis 5:24 (NASB1995)
Three Crucial Walks:
1. Walk in the Spirit
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh … If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”
Galatians 5:16, 25 (NASB1995)
2. Walk in love
“… and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
Ephesians 5:2 (NASB1995)
3. Walk like Jesus walked
“the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
1 John 2:6 (NASB1995)
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
Hebrews 11:6 (NASB1995)