“And Enoch walked with God; and he was not for God took him.”
“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.”
We are made in the image of God that we may walk with Him. In Genesis 1:26 God said, “let us make man in our image, and after our likeness……” God made man in His image to fellowship with Him. Walking with God is keeping pace with God and His plan for you. Our opening verse tells us that Enoch walked with God, and he was not for God took him.
In Hebrews 11:5, the Word tells us that Enoch was translated by faith that he should not see death, and before his translation, he had the testimony that he pleased God; which means that Enoch actually walked with God by faith. Therefore faith is what it takes to walk with God. In fact, walking by faith is walking with God; because it takes faith to keep pace with God, and that’s what it is to walk with God.
What is faith? Faith is receiving, believing and acting upon the Word. When the Word is received, believed and acted upon, you are keeping step with God. God requires all His children to walk with Him because to this end He made us in His image. The ultimate goal and destiny of man is fellowship with God. Abraham was also a man who walked with God, and he did it by faith. He heard God’s Word, received it, and acted upon it every step of the way. At every point of acting upon God’s Word, he took a remarkable step in the series of steps that amounted to his walk with God. This is what it means to walk with God. Beloved, God wants you to have an intimate walk with Him. This is where your ultimate satisfaction and fulfilment lie.
My Solid Front (Confession): Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, I receive grace to walk with you every step of the way, acting upon Your Word and fulfilling Your good pleasure. Amen.