Genesis 5:24 – “And Enoch found favor in the presence of God, and disappeared; for God took him away.”
As we began this consideration of Enoch, we noted that we would highlight three things, his walk, his word, and his wind-up. Last time, we considered his walk or life. Today we will address the other two elements in this account.
WE MUST CONSIDER HIS WORD…
It is important that we never lose sight of the reality that God is faithful in all things and at all times. In Hebrews 11:5 we read, “By faith, Enoch departed and did not taste death, and he was not found, because God transferred him: but before he took him away, there was a testimonial about him, that he pleased God.”
In Jude 14-15 we read, “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to punish all who are ungodly for all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and for all the harsh words which the ungodly sinners have spoken.” The implication is that Enoch taught and preached to those about him the right way to live and to avoid being rebellious to the Creator.
- He Taught By His Life or Walk.
His life was a constant reminder of righteousness, morality, and purity. His life was a stark contrast to those around him. He lived a life that was totally opposite of that which was being practiced by the society around him.
- He Taught By His Word.
His word had added weight due to his walk, or life. His word and life were a warning against the lifestyle being practiced in his day. His word was a promise to the faithful. God has always been desirous of purity and morality. He has always had redemption in his heart and plan. Enoch Walked with God and Was Not, Because God took him!
His walk and his word bring us to the next important truth and event.
WE MUST CONSIDER HIS WIND-UP…
The Bible says, “and he was not, because God took Him.” This was the dividend for complete and total commitment to the Creator God. He is eternally existent in the presence of the Creator. Enoch had been heading that way all his life. His walk was directed by a heavenly destiny. His word spoke of a land beyond this earth and a time of final judgment. “Enoch Walked with God and Was Not, Because God took him!”
In conclusion, I hope this resonates with you and you realize that there will come a time when all small and great will stand before the Living God and give account for our lives. The determining factor as to whether we are acceptable or not depends on our Walk, our lives in Christ Jesus, our Word our testimony and those two will determine our Wind-Up.
We will never be pleasing to God unless we accept Jesus as our Savior, but once we receive Christ our Walk and our Word will determine our Wind-up. Enoch please God in His Walk and His Heart. What about you and me? Does our Walk please God? Does our Word (Testimony) please God?
My cry is – “Lord, I want my Walk to be right, my Word to be right, and my Wind-Up to be right. I want to totally surrender to you! I want my testimony to be that I pleased God and as it was said of David that I fulfilled the purposes of God then I went home to Heaven.”
God bless you as you enjoy this day in Jesus!