Series: Faith/Enoch Walked with God
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Last Friday afternoon, I got a call that started good, but then shifted and I allowed the discussion to anger me. No angry words, just the tone of my voice.
Afterwards, I lingered in my anger for a bit, but was reminded of Cain and his anger problem I studied last week and I quickly adjusted my attitude.
This weekend I started reading about another faithful saint, Enoch briefly mentioned in Genesis 5:21-24. There are three Enoch’s mentioned in the Bible, this Enoch is related to Adam and Noah in Genesis 5:21-24. Again, I returned to Matthew Henry’s Commentary (Complete) for a deeper understanding.
In just these four verses, there is a lot of information on faith, what pleases God and the testimony of Enoch.
Within the four verses we read that:
1. Enoch walked with God 365 years.
2. Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (did not experience death, went directly to heaven).
For two to walk together, they have to agree (Amos 3:3).
In the commentary, it notes that Enoch’s walk with God invites a scope and tenour (tone) of conversation that pleased God. Enoch communed with God, made God the priority in his life and this pleased God.
I kept reading and landed on the note, “It is to make God’s word our rule and his glory our end in all our actions”.
Then, I thought about the tone of my conversation last Friday and while I didn’t say anything wrong, it was the tone of my conversation that I know did not please God nor evidence his glory.
The lesson that I am gleaning from today’s reading, is that faith is not something that we put aside for huge or challenging events in our lives, but it is to be evident even in the smallest of things like our conversations with others and I’m going to push this out to our conversations with ourselves and most importantly our conversations with God. This is something that I need to continually work on.
Studying faith has been really interesting and I’m looking forward to learning more.
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