Read: Genesis 5:21-24
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (Genesis 5:23-24).
Holiness Before The Flood
“A remarkable biography! Nowadays men write hundreds of pages about their heroes, and do not say as much as that. But there is a good reason. There is not so much as that to say.
“Enoch’s age was most ungodly, and men had very little religious light. They had no Bible. They had no law. They had only the promise of the Seed that some time would come to bruise the Serpent’s head. But Enoch held on to that promise, and in its light and hope he walked with God for three hundred years.
“I imagine Enoch made up his mind that it was possible to walk with God; to be of the same mind and heart and purpose as God. I think he not only believed in the possibility but he made up his mind that he would. He put his will into this matter and determined that as for him he would walk with God. He took such steps as were necessary to do so. He separated himself in spirit from the ungodly people about him, and he raised his voice against their evil ways. He became not only a negatively righteous man, but a positively holy man.
“For three hundred years God was his Friend, his Counselor, his Comforter, his Constant Companion. Oh, what fellowship that was! What an opportunity to gain wisdom! How easy to be good and do good! How life must have almost burst with fulness of gladness! Walking with God! Talking with God! Communing with God! Having mutual sympathy with God — entering into union with God. And all this by faith, by simple trust, by childlike confidence. This was Enoch’s reward, and it may be yours, my brother, my sister, if you will meet the conditions as Enoch did” (Samuel Logan Brengle).
Question For Today
Do I walk with God?