Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Did Anyone Ever Get It Right about God? Genisis 5: 23 - 25

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The Bible is full of the sins of God's people; Moses murdered an Egyptian, Noah got drunk, David was an adulterer, Peter denied the Lord, etc. Is there an example in the Bible where someone got life right? There was one....

“And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” Genesis 5:23 – 25.

Enoch “walked" with God. Walking is the most common of human experiences. Virtually everyone walks, every day. The way that humans walk set us apart from other living things.

To walk with someone is to be in agreement with them; you must go the same way and turn at the same time, cross the same bridges together and rest at the same time. If each takes a different fork they are no longer walking together, and if one stops but the other continues they are no longer walking together. The picture of walk makes it clear God desires us to be in agreement with Him and He wants to share even the most common daily experiences with us.

Enoch didn't just walk with God for a little while and it wasn't an occasional experience. He didn't quit when the pressures of life made him focus other things, Enoch walked with God for 300 plus years! He was faithful, he was a finisher.

There is no formula or plan to walk with God it is a relationship, not a program. Like any relationship it takes work, time, listening, talking, effort and working out all the little things.

We gladly bring God in the parts of our lives that are huge; we pray about a job, we seek his mind for our future spouse, but that alone is not the walk. To walk with God is to bring Him into everything, no matter how small, and to acknowledge his presence at all times and situations.

If you walk with God He will take you away since you will be transformed, the old you cannot walk with God for long without changing.

If you have not yet come to God you cannot walk with him like this, to learn more about how to have a relationship with God see my other blog: 

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