Genesis 5:24 - Walking with God.

Genesis 5:24 (NIV) Enoch walked faithfully 
with God; then he was no more, because God took 
him away.  

Genesis 5:24 (AMP) And Enoch walked [in 
habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for 
God took him [home with Him].  

Genesis 5:24 (CWR) His life on earth was 
much shorter than those before him. He knew God 
so intimately that one day when he was walking 
in the field, he disappeared, and no one could 
find him because God had taken Enoch bodily to 
heaven. This brought hope of eternal life to all who 
loved God. 


In Genesis we read that Enoch "walked" with 
God.  Often we talk about our "walk."  That is a 
metaphor for all that makes up a life, how we think, 
what we do, everything.  Enoch's walk was "with 
God."  And that walk, testified to before all 
those who knew Enoch, brought forth the comment by 
the writer of Hebrews, "he pleased God." [In His 
Time; Walk With Wisdom re Heb.11:5] 


   The Bible tells us about a man who 
experienced what we might describe as a solo rapture. He 
was caught up to meet the Lord in Heaven all by 
himself. His name was Enoch, and hes a fascinating 
   We can read about him in the book of 
Genesis as well as in Hebrews 11, which says, It 
was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven 
without dying - he disappeared, because God took 
him. For before he was taken up, he was known as 
a person who pleased God (verse 5 NLT). 
   So God took him, meaning that one 
day Enoch was taking a walk with the Lord, and 
he was caught up to glory. Maybe as the two 
were walking along, the Lord said, Hey buddy, 
were closer to My house than yours. Why dont 
you come home with Me? And he did. 
   Enoch lived in what we might describe as 
the last days. His last days, however, were the 
days before the flood. So Enoch was a last-days 
believer in the sense that it was the time before God 
sent His judgment on the earth. 
   In fact, Genesis tells us that people 
were so wicked that the Lord was sorry he had 
ever made them and put them on the earth. It 
broke his heart (6:6 NLT). Yet Enoch lived a 
godly life in an ungodly time. 
   I believe that we, too, are living in the 
last days. And we have the same spiritual 
resources that Enoch had. I would even say that we 
have more than he did because Christ had not yet 
come and died for the sins of the world. 
Believers today have Jesus living inside of them and 
the Holy Spirit empowering them. 
   Enoch walked with God, and thats what 
I want to encourage you to do today. Just 
simply walk with God. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


   I had never thought of it this way 
before: God was out on His daily walk in the cool of 
the day. He must enjoy walking too! Did you know 
that walking is one of the best exercises 
possible? It doesn't require any expensive equipment 
or health club memberships. Weight bearing, it 
involves all the muscle groups and is relatively easy 
on the joints. If you make it a brisk walk that 
is long and frequent enough, it can aid your 
fitness, strength, and mood. You will also improve 
your blood chemistry (such as cholesterol and 
sugar) and help manage your weight. Taking a brisk 
walk every day is just a good habit to develop.  
   Be sure to have good walking shoes that 
fit well and give good support and shock 
protection. Dress in loose-fitting clothes appropriate 
to the weather and layered so that, as you warm 
up during the walk or chill because of turning 
into the wind, you can make the appropriate 
adjustments and stay comfortable. It helps if you start 
slowly every day to warm up, stop and stretch the 
warmed muscles, and then cool down slowly with some 
more stretching. In addition to a regular time to 
walk, having a walking partner will keep you 
accountable to the routine, but more important, you can 
deepen a friendship as you improve your level of 
health. I do believe Enoch had the best of all 
walking partners (Gen. 5:22).  
   My wife and I have developed the habit of 
walking and talking and have been at it for years, 
so we can recommend it from personal 
experience. Our walk time is one of our favorite 
occasions to communicate deeply on a wide variety of 
topics. We do it rain or shine, wind or snow. Even 
on ice, though you do need special equipment, 
and the risk of falls increases.  
   Walking with God is a rich metaphor for a 
relationship with God. Enoch and Noah walked with God. I 
wonder where the line between metaphor and reality 
blurs? Did they actually walk together shoulder to 
shoulder? David and Hezekiah walked in God's ways. 
Many of the bad kings walked in the ways of 
Jeroboam or Ahab, both models of a wicked king. Good 
kings walked in the ways of David, Asa, or 
Jehosophat, models of good kings. Walking after other 
gods, walking according to the dictates of their 
own heart, or even walking by human precepts are 
the opposite of walking in God's laws or in His 
statutes. Walking in peace and equity suggests 
agreement. In another blurring of the metaphor, Amos 
asks if it is even possible for two to walk 
together unless they agree (Amos 3:3).  
   Lord, do You still walk in the cool of 
the day? May I walk with You today? [God of 
Wonders by David Steen re Genesis 3:8] 


I wish I could impress upon every worker in 
Gods cause, the great need of continual, earnest 
prayer. They cannot be constantly upon their knees, 
but they can be uplifting their hearts to God. 
This is the way that Enoch walked with God. The 
Review and Herald, November 10, 1885. EV681 


In learning to walk with God, there is 
always the difficulty of getting into His stride, 
but once we have done so...the individual person 
is merged into a personal oneness with God, and 
God's stride and His power alone are exhibited. 
[In His Time; My Utmost For His Highest] 


2 Corinthians 5:9 - What Is Our Primary Aim?


1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray Without Ceasing.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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