God had created man to walk with, have fellowship with. They had only one rule. Don’t eat the fruit of a certain tree. They broke the rule.
Adam had disappointed God because of His disobedience. Many years pass, people are multiplying on earth and God finally finds what He is looking for.
And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
King James Version (KJV)
“And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:” (who lived 900+ years)
“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.”
All we know of Enoch we find in Hebrews 11 and Jude.
“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Enoch pleased God, walked with God, believed that God is and that God rewards those who are diligent in seeking Him.
In Jude we learn of the Lords second comming and judgment.
To me Enoch is one of the most interesting Bible figures….to please God and to walk right up to heaven. He is alive in heaven with God today.
Here we have one who walked with God. Many years pass, man becomes vial, sexual sin, greed, murder, the Lord desides to destroy the earth. Yet again, one man stands out:
“And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”
“And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 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.”
Noah built the Ark and his family repopulated the earth. God was still seeking a people who would walk with Him. To truly, love trust and depend on Him.
This new group of folks were not any better then the last group.
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