By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.Hebrews 11:5-6
When we think of the characters in the Bible, some of them have quite a résumé. We know a lot about the life of Moses, David, Daniel and others, but we know very little about Enoch. Yet, what we do know is something to give some thought.
Genesis tells us that “Enoch walked with God” and then listed his genealogy ( Genesis 5:21-22) and then makes this simple but staggering statement –
What do we know about this hero of the faith? In a span of four verses, we read one statement twice – Enoch walked with God (Genesis 5:22) and Enoch walked with God (v.24).
What an eulogy! If you could sum up your life in four words, what would they be?
Verse six expands on the kind of faith a person like Enoch lived. He obviously was a man of faith because without faith it is impossible to please God, yet we know that Enoch pleased God because he was taken directly to be with God since there is no record of his death.
In the New Testament we read again and again of the daily walk of a Christian. We are intended to walk with God and not just attend a service when it’s convenient or read our Bible occasionally. No, God wants us to walk with him, to make Him central to everything we do – day in and day out.
What if each of us could be described in a similar way? What if it could be said that we walked with God?