Hebrews 11:5 – 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.
Many are familiar with the idea that one’s testimony is no good if you only “talk the talk.” You must also “walk the walk.” Enoch’s faith changed how he lived. And it was Who he walked with that made all the difference.
Walking with God will make you different. Scripture says, “Enoch…was not…” For Enoch God was first priority, not himself. For Enoch, God will and God’s ways were preeminent over what the ungodly world thought or promoted. Enoch lived in wicked times, and he stood out as one who not only “talked the talk” but “walked the walk.”
The only years that count are those in which we walk with God. In Genesis nothing is said about the sixty-five years of Enoch’s life before he started walking with God. I’m sure he did some things and went some places, but the scripture is mute. Every place you walk without God is of no account and value. All your days spent without God are wasted. Wasted days turn into months, years, and sometimes, and entire life wasted away.
You can start walking with God now! Enoch didn’t always walk with God. It appears that Enoch starting walking with God when Methuselah was born. Maybe having a son changed his perspective and priorities in life. Salvation is a definite changing point in a person’s life, but often people quite walking in fellowship with God and start walking with others. If that is your case, you can repent and start walking with God now!
Enoch didn’t leave an epitaph on a gravestone, just a testimony. Matthew Henry said, “He didn’t live like the rest, so he didn’t die like the rest.”