Enoch


SOURCE: J.C. Choate, Teacher’s Annual Lesson Commentary, 1974, page 236.

The Triumphs of Faith


Golden Text:

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (Genesis 5:24).

Enoch’s walk with God has proved to be fascinating to every generation.  Enoch was a man who walked with God in the midst of a wicked people.  Little is said about him; but like a beautiful day, the sunset of which is matched by the morning sun, the life of Enoch was a long walk with God which ended in heaven.

The Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament, written about 250 B.C., says that Enoch “pleased God” rather than the simple statement hat he “walked with God.”  In either translation, the implications are precisely the same.  Enoch was a righteous man full of faith.  A person may not walk with God who lacks faith.  But a walk with God in faith terminates triumphantly on the day when God calls him home.

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