Walk With God?

Genesis 5:22-24
(22) And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
(23) And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
(24) And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Here it is worthy of notice that the sacred writer says once that Enoch “lived;” but he changes the word and writes Enoch “walked with God” thus teaching us that communion with God was Enoch’s life, and truly so it ought to be ours. He was not a mere talker about God, but a walker with God. This holy patriarch lived in unbroken intercourse with the Lord for three hundred years, not now and then visiting with God, but habitually walking with him. This is a point of great difficulty. To draw near to God is comparatively easy; but to remain in undivided fellowship, this is the work, this is the labor. Yet the Holy Spirit can enable us to accomplish even this. Continued communion is what we should aim at, and we should not be content with anything short of it.

Hebrews 11:5
(5) By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

It can be seen that it “pleased” God Enoch as Enoch “walked with God.” According to Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is “impossible” to please God; therefore walking with God is a matter of FAITH. Scripture is always interpreted according to what it says about itself . . . in other words, the Bible interprets itself. So, what does this indicate walking with God consistently requires? Faith. And what does this mean?

Amos 3:3
(3) Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

To walk with God, one must agree with God. Not just in mental ascent, but in the evidence of the life

Hebrews 11:1
(1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Go then . . and walk with God!

About Pastor Jack Seiler

Born September 2, 1956 Married to the most wonderful wife God ever gave any man . . June 23, 1979 Saved by the grace of God . . December 19, 1981 Father of three boys . . grown and married. Grandfather of 4 . . 1 boy, three girls. One more on the way Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church . . Collins, NY
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