I have always been fascinated by Enoch, but there were two Enoch’s mentioned in the Bible. The first Enoch was the son of Cain and was a grandson of Adam Genesis 4 verse 17 and 18:
“Cain knew his wife intimately and conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain became the builder of a city, and he named the city Enoch.”
But the Enoch that has me fascinated is Enoch son of Jared. Genesis 5 verses 18 to 24 and Chronicles 1 verse 3:
Then the scripture says Enoch with God 300 years and father sons and daughters. So Enoch life lasted 365 years. Enoch walked with God, and he was not there, because God took him.
What a testimony to walk so closely with God, which was also acknowledged by the author of Genesis, that God took him.
In those days which were before the flood people lived a lot longer. Enoch’s son Methuselah was said to have lived 969 years. Genesis 5 verse 27:
It makes one think what did Methuselah do, that was not the same as his father Enoch, that God didn’t take him. but instead let him have the record for the oldest person to live.
Methuselah did have a legacy, his son was Noah, who was to do great things for God by building an ark.
Enoch must have had some kind of normal life because he was the father of many children. Genesis 5 verse 22:
So what makes Enoch different, that he was known as a man who walk with God. I suppose we will never really know, but Enoch mast have one of the best testimonies in the Bible.
That any of us could leave a legacy, that people would write about us, ‘That we walked with God.’
Sure times are different, but God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Let us all inspire to be known as people who walk with God, and by walking with Our Lord and Our friend, others will have the privilege to know Him that intimate way too.
Not much is said about Enoch in scripture, but what was said about him, is something we all should be wanting to be known for.
O F J.