Walk with God
Posted by Karah
Reflect on what you’ve learned the past few weeks about the destruction of sin and redemption of God. Thank God for making a way for you to have a relationship with Him.
Read Genesis 5:1-32 in your Bible, then focus on verses 21-24.
“Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. So Enoch’s life lasted 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not there because God took him.” —Genesis 5:21-24
Dig a little deeper by answering these questions:
Look over the list of names in this passage. How is the description of Enoch different from everyone else’s description? Explain.
In Scripture, the phrase “walked with God” denotes a close fellowship with God. The term literally means to walk about or live with God. Enoch’s life was characterized by his devotion to God. Every part of his life was focused on and submitted to God.
Does that describe your relationship with God? Why or why not?
How would you describe your own relationship with God? Is it like a casual acquaintance? Best friends who talk about everything? Extended family who only gets together on holidays? Neighbors who see each other but don’t talk much? Explain your answer.
What keeps you from walking more closely with God? Be specific.
God offers redemption so we can have a deep, personal, ongoing relationship with Him. Our lives should show the world what redemption really looks like.
As Christians, we are called to walk with God daily, living out His story of redemption in a world that is held captive by sin.
Look at your list of things that you are allowing to keep you from walking more closely with God. Honestly admit them to God and turn from them. Ask God to focus your heart and mind on pleasing Him in every part of your life.
Focusing your mind, heart, and life on God isn’t something that just happens. It takes discipline. You have to be intentional about pursuing Him, talking to Him, studying His Word, and applying it to your life. Make an appointment to meet with God on your calendar each day this week and keep your appointments!
To learn more about Enoch, read and study Hebrews 11:5.
Behind the Story
A prominent phrase in Genesis 5 is “then he died.” Enoch’s description is the exception. Hebrews 11:5 declares that Enoch did not experience death, but that God took him away because Enoch pleased Him. Enoch is one of two people in Scripture who did not experience physical death. Elijah is the other (2 Kings 2:11).
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