Our Ancestor’s Great Walk With God

Heb. 11:5,6“By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; AND HE WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD TOOK HIM UP; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

In the great list of faithful people in Hebrews 11, there are only two who are ancestors to us all. Since the descent of all mankind began anew after the flood with the family of Noah, only he and his great-grandfather Enoch are ancestors to all mankind and in the list of the faithful examples. 

It’s encouraging to know that one of our people was such a faithful man. We’ve all learned a lot from our forebearers and through them have had much to live up to. In this case, our faithful ancestor “walked with God” (Gen. 5:22,24) and showed us that we can to walk in the same way and what the result of doing so will be. 

So our goal is to be as he was: 

Col. 1:10 “so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work…”

And our goal is to be taken up by the Lord to be at home with Him. 

1 Thess. 4:16,17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.”