Reflection: If that was Enoch’s eulogy, you’d likely get stuck on his extreme old age. But what you should latch on to is the plainly stated fact that “Enoch walked with God”. To walk with God is to know him, to earnestly seek him, to fear him—to rightly reverence his glory and majesty—and to trust in and rely upon him. It is to keep pace with God, to bring your life into alignment with his character and his will. The letter to the Hebrews suggests that God was so “pleased” with Enoch’s faithful walk that “Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death” (Hebrews 11:5). That’s probably not going to be our fate. But what would it look like for us to strive to leave behind such a striking epitaph: “(your name) walked with God”?
Prayer: Our Lord and Father, thank you for Enoch’s faithfulness that leaves behind such a simple, and yet profound, record in your book. Show me where I need to walk more closely with you, the source of all life. Amen.