Enoch Walked with God
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah
three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
Read Genesis 5:21-25
Remarkably, we read that Enoch walked with God during the pre-flood era.
Special mention of this is made in our Scripture reading. You usually walk or
go for a stroll with someone you are familiar with. A mother may walk with
her child. When a young man walks with his girl friend we are given the impression
that they are in agreement with each other.
In one of his previous congregations Rev. Westerink became acquainted
with an older female member of his church. Life had not been easy for her.
She became an orphan at a young age and grew up in an orphanage. She remained
unmarried, and therefore did not have any children. Yet great happiness
emanated from her life. When anyone asked her what the secret to her
happy life was, she invariably pointed to Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together,
except they be agreed?” The Lord had entered her life, and she was made
submissive to His will. She felt secure led by His hand; she walked with God.
In a similar way, Enoch also experienced that the Lord had entered into
his life. Perhaps, as some think, this occurred at the birth of his oldest son.
Enoch called him Methuselah, which means, When this child dies, it will
happen. This actually took place. In the same year that Methuselah died, the
great flood came over the whole earth. Enoch had heard the voice of God
and was brought into agreement with Him.
Thought: Do you walk with God because you have learned to listen to His voice?
Psalter 236:1, 2 (based on Psalm 86)
By all whom Thou hast made Be praise and worship paid,
Through earth abroad; Thy Name be glorified,
There is none great beside, Matchless Thy works abide,
For Thou art God.
Help me Thy will to do, Thy truth I will pursue,
Teach me to fear; Give me the single eye
Thy Name to glorify, O Lord, my God most High,
With heart sincere.