Thursday, October 18, 2012

Walking With God

The Christian life is the greatest adventure one could ever have the opportunity to enjoy. Think of the privilege of knowing God and walking with Him during the  days of your pilgrimage here on  earth. We are only here for a little while and then we will be called on to make our final journey home. May we each so live that when that moment comes we will pass into the next life with an abundance of joy and confidence. 

In this video I share some thoughts on the life of Enoch who walked with God.

Enoch seems to be a type of Christ.  Enoch lived in a time of great spiritual declension and danger.  Enoch’s story is sandwiched between the horrific tragedy of the fall of man in Genesis chapter three on the one side and the terrible flood in Genesis chapter six through eight on the other side. Between the fall and the flood is the brilliant life of Enoch shining like a star in the darkness and madness of man's rebellion against God. 

What makes the story of this man so colorful is the text that we find here in our text, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not, for God took him.” Enoch found great joy and purpose in life. He lived each day to walk with God. My brother-in-law, who died of a brain tumor, has on his tombstone these wonderful words, “He knew God, he loved God, and he walked with God.”

Enoch lived 65 years and begot Methuseleh, and then after that, he lived and walked with God for three hundred years. After those wonderful years Enoch was called to glory by a divine translation. God came and took him home.

May we all strive to walk with God in our daily lives. Walking with God finds it greatest expression by our fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Each believer is called upon to do three things concerning Christ:

1. Defend Christ
2. Proclaim Christ
3. Adore Christ

If we do these three things we will indeed be walking with God as did Enoch so many centuries ago. 

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8 

1 comment:

Rick Wagner said...

What a worthy exhortation to walk with God!