Enoch Walked with God After…
And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. Genesis 5:22
Read Hebrews 11:1-6
What happened when Enoch became a father for the first time must have been very arresting. Everyone who has experienced fatherhood knows the fundamental changes it brings in their lives. Husbands and wives would do well to prepare themselves for this event.
However, in Enoch’s life another important event took place as well; at the birth of his first-born son, Enoch heard the voice of God. God’s voice spoke of an approaching judgment. Enoch then understood that he would not be able to exist before the judgment of God.
Enoch began to seek the Lord. Adam was still living at this time. He was able to tell Enoch about man’s origins and history, including his deep fall in Paradise. But he would also be able to speak about the mother promise given by the Lord. However, Enos, in turn, could also show him the secret of calling upon the name of the Lord. In any case, true faith was worked in Enoch’s heart so that he began to trust in the Lord. He learned to walk with God as a fruit of true conversion and a living faith.
Has the Lord also come into your life in this way? Has conversion taken place through a remarkable incident that you will never forget? Perhaps it was by way of your parents or grandparents who, when they took you for a walk, talked about the fear of the Lord. And as they spoke of the mystery and beauty of godliness, did your heart begin to burn within you? You may have realised that you had much to learn as well as unlearn; that is true even today.
Question: Have you begun walking with the Lord?
Psalter 415:2 (based on Psalm 25) Unto me, O Lord Jehovah, Show Thy ways and teach Thou me; So that, by Thy Spirit guided, Clearly I Thy paths may see. In Thy truth wilt Thou me guide, Teach me, God of my salvation; All the day for Thee I bide, Lord, with eager expectation.