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  • Alan Fong

The Life That Please God

Today’s Verse:

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, ~Jude 14

The word “also” means “in addition to,” “likewise,” or “further more.” It is used sometimes to make a descriptive comparison between two or more scenarios. This morning, we are examining the life of Enoch. He is the seventh descendant from Adam. He was an exception to the men of his day. His name means “dedicated.” He was a man who inspires us to live above the world.

We see Enoch and his walk.

“And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.” Enoch’s life changed after the birth of his son Methuselah. Enoch got serious about his relationship with God. We do not read about any of his forefathers walking with God, except for Adam. Even with Adam, his closest walk with God was before he and Eve sinned. Walking with God refers to close fellowship with him. It is spending time in the presence of God through His Word and in prayer. It is fellowship that does not allow interference to come between it. It is fellowship that is heart to heart. As Enoch walked with God, he walked closer and closer to God each day. What kind of walk do you have with God?

We see Enoch and his words.

“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.” Enoch had such a close walk with God, he was called to be a preacher. His world was exploding in population growth, but it was also going further from God. The lineage of Cain produced people who were worldly, wicked, and wayward. God called Enoch to be his voice for his generation. First, he was a scriptural preacher. God gave him His word to preach. He kept his preaching centered on the Lord. Second, he preached against sin. In Jude 15, the word “ungodly” is used four times to describe the sinful condition of his society. Third, he preached the Second Coming of our Lord. The world already was aware of the prophecy of Christ’s first coming, but it