HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24
The Book of Genesis has many records that are not known to man but through divine revelation, the truths are revealed. Most of these truths are seldom talked about because many preachers cannot preach about the mysteries in the Book of Genesis they are not equipped with the understanding, for they are spiritually discerned.
What an epitaph of this ancient saint! It is as clear-cut today as when first recorded here. We know nothing of Enoch but this brief record, but it tells us everything. It was not an act or a number of acts, but a high tone of life constantly maintained. Better to walk with God every day in calm, unbroken fellowship, than to have occasional rapturous experiences, succeeded by long relapses and backslidings. The Hebrew word might be rendered, “Enoch walked, and continued to walk.”
Be sure to go God’s Way. – He will not walk with thee in thy way, but thou mayest walk with Him in His. To this, He calls thee. Each moment, and especially when two or three roads diverge, look up to Him, and say, “Which way art Thou taking, that I may accompany Thee?” It will not be so hard to forsake inviting paths and engaging companions if only the eye is kept fixed on His face, and the track of His footsteps determines thy road beyond hesitation or dispute.
Be sure to keep God’s Pace. – Do not run impetuously before Him; learn to wait His time: the minute-hand, as well as the hour-hand, must point the exact moment for action. Do not loiter behind in indolence or sloth. Be loyal and true to His ideals, and quick to obey His least commands. You have to stay in your lane to accomplish the goals that God has laid out for you. The major problem that church folks face today is not to listen and wait. They always want to walk in front of their leader. This was not the case with Enoch. The Scripture tells us that Enoch walked with God and pleased Him.
Be sure to wear God’s Livery. – He is in the light; the light is His chosen symbol; it will become thee to wear the unfruitful works of darkness. Put them off, and put on the armour of light. Walk with Him daily in stainless robes, washed in the blood of the Lamb. Then thy fellowship shall be with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and with all holy souls everywhere. Know my beloved brethren that clean hands and pure heart will be the showcase and hallmark for the believer to stand. Are you walking to please God? If, not, this is your opportunity to make it right.