“Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.”
Genesis 5:23–24 (ESV)
Genesis 5:23,24 has always struck a chord with me.
The simplicity of God’s word speaks loud and clear. The consistency of a man named Enoch echoes through the ages as an example of faith and love. Enoch’s life teaches us the essence of the Christian faith.
Enoch was not known for wealth or wisdom. His life is not recorded due to some otherworldly experience, spiritual gifting, divine empowering, or even a miraculous redemption story. Truth be told, we know relatively little about his life – we know he was a father and a prophet, but above all else, he was a child of God. God’s commentary of Enoch here in Genesis 5:24 speaks volumes and rings eternal!
Enoch walked with God.
God wasn’t looking for Enoch’s talent, asking for Enoch’s treasures, or recording Enoch’s exploits! This is what touches the heart of God.
There is no doubt that God wants to use, transform, and bless our lives. But at the core, the essence is simply knowing, loving, and walking with God. It is in the simplicity of spending time with God, living in His presence, and getting to know his heavenly Father that Enoch’s life speaks to us today.
Let me encourage you to make it the priority of your life to walk with God. Set aside time every day. Set yourself apart from the rush, the busyness, the schedule, and everything else that screams for your attention. Open the Bible, read a passage, consider its meaning, talk to God. Share your heart—the good, the bad, and the ugly—with the One who loves you and wants you. Learn to enjoy God’s presence.
Genesis 5:23 says that the life of Enoch was 365 years! My run in this life probably won’t last 365 years. But my walk with God can certainly be 365 days. One day at a time, one year at a time. Walking through this world with Jesus.
I’d love to hear what your daily walk with God looks like, how it changes from time to time, and how it has changed you! Drop me a line at [email protected] as we walk with our Father the King.
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