Walking with God
Two men in the Bible were specifically known to “walk with God.”
Genesis 5:22-24 “And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Perhaps as they were walking together, God told Enoch, “We’re closer to my house, so why not come home with me.” At any rate, Enoch became among the missing because God “took him.”
Genesis 6:8-9 “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
The faithful man takes up the resolution to walk with his Maker,
The grace of God is mighty and works wonders for those who are faithful and who resolve to “walk with God.” It’s not the lack of grace that causes men to fail, but the lack of faithfulness – those of us who have the light and yet will not walk in it.
What a Christian does in the ordinary times is what sets him apart – his faithful walk with God. The difficult part is getting into the stride of God. God is ahead of us when we are just getting started. His ways are not our ways and we walk by faith. What can we expect of men, to whom God gives the Holy Spirit, in which all things are possible to him who believes?
Enoch did not have any greater spiritual advantages than any of the others. He did not have any greater spiritual helps and advantages than Christians have today, for the law under which he lived was but a shadow of the blessings and privileges of the Gospel.
Getting into the stride of God means union with Him. We may have a clear vision and an understanding of what God expects from us, but discouragement can interfere with our walk with God.
We can say, “This is what God wants me to do,” but until we get into the stride with Him, we will continually be searching for His will and trying to catch up.
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