Reflecting on Enoch’s story raises a lot of questions in the mind. For instance, how did Enoch end up walking with God? What was so special about this walk? What does the Scripture even mean by Enoch “walking with God” and how did he do it?
Enoch, just like anyone else lived and walked on earth. He had temptations too, because he was a man just like us. There is very little written about him in the scripture. It is however worth noting that these few words seem to say a lot about him. Indeed, he is one of the few who are named in the Christian “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11. Before the Lord “took him away,” he was commended as one who pleased the Lord. We do not know how he pleased God.
Gleaning from the Lord’s testimony of David in Acts 13:22 and command to Abram in Genesis 17:1, we see that those who please God are those who “walk before God blamelessly and do everything the Lord wants them to do.”
Does this suggest that “Enoch spent every single day of his three hundred years walk with God living blamelessly before the Lord and doing His will?” Quite a charge to keep! But Enoch did it, just like Noah and Job. No wonder he was taken by the Lord and never experienced death.
In Romans 12:1, the scripture admonishes us to present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. As Christians, our daily walk with the Lord could be our act of service that paves us the way into the Lord’s heart.