Sunday, November 9, 2014

Devotion on Genesis 5 - Walking with God

Scripture: Genesis 5:21-24
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

In verses 21-24, we are briefly told about a man named Enoch. Enoch walked with God and then, was no more because God took him. Hebrews 11:5 explains that Enoch did not experience death but was taken to Heaven without dying.

What do you think it means to walk with God?

I imagine two people taking a long journey together, talking on the road as they walk. The longer the journey, the more topics they find to talk about, and their conversations, and their relationship, become deeper.

Jude 1:14 shows that Enoch was a prophet and that he hated sin.

What about you? Do you walk with God in your daily life? How can you walk with Him more closely? Do you hate sin with a passion just as God does? Are you warning others to flee from sin?

If you walk with God, you may not be able to skip death like Enoch did, but like Enoch, God will bring you to Himself when your time comes. And the reward of walking with God isn't just Heaven. The reward of walking with God in this life is getting to walk with God in this life! It's having Him as your constant companion on your journey through life. It's having His comfort, His strength, His wisdom, and His love continually with you.

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