HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. Genesis 5:24
What an epitaph on this ancient saint! It is as clear-cut to-day 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 walk 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 is 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. For in all Thy ways we are to acknowledge the Lord and He will direct our paths. This is a commitment if we are willing to forsake all and follow His lead.
Be sure to keep God’s Pace. – Do not run impetuously before Him; learn to wait on 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.
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.
Therefore, my beloved brethren put on the whole armour of God that you will withstand in the evil days ahead. God is counting on you and me to follow Him every step of the way. Give it your all and be numbered with Enoch who walked with God to his final destination.