Last night, I started going through my highlights and notes on my Kindle and came across this particular one this morning:
21. When Enoch had lived 65 years, he fathered Methuselah. 22. Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23. Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years. 24. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.Genesis 5:21-24
I wrote this note on my Kindle:
“So Adam’s great-great-great grandson is the only person — Biblically recorded — to have lived and not died but went straight to Yahweh by virtue of him “walking with God.“ And in the midst of the beginning eras of sin and evil.
What did Enoch know that the rest of his family and society didn’t? Surely, he wasn’t the ONLY one walking with God? But what if he was? Furthermore, how close was Enoch walking with God for Him to decide “I don’t want to wait until your death, I want you with Me now“ and then just take him from the earth?! How did the rest of his family and society react to that?
That’s unheard of and rare and… wonderful. I like the terminology of “walking with God” better than “having a relationship” because with a relationship, it’s easy to break up and get back together and go through that cycle. It’s not as easy when you’re walking with someone. In order to breach that mutual stride, one person would have to willingly choose to stop moving (which is to be stagnant for a time), turn around in the opposite direction, and walk away.
And the Lord took Enoch to be with Him. That’s crazy!”
I would tell you more of my thoughts but I think it best if you sat and pondered on that for a minute.