The Bible records that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, walked with God until he was taken to be with the Lord (Genesis 5:24). In fact, Enoch lived 365 years in this earth and 300 of those years, he walked with God. This got me wondering as to what it really means to “walk” with God. The first synonyms of the word ‘walk’ in the Thesaurus to my surprise was “a brief travel on foot” such as a parade. 300 out of 365 years is in no way “brief” in today’s context. However, the word “walk” is also used to mean “discipline” or “profession”. In other words, Enoch did not merely parade with God, but his profession itself was to be with God. To be with God is the key. To be one with God; in other words, it is to be grafted into the vine. To be grafted is to be in agreement and not at loggerheads with God. Amos 3:3 rightfully questions “Can two walk together, unless they be agreed?” Unless we are in agreement with God, we cannot walk with him and the agreement begins with a time of reasoning. The voice of God beckons “Come NOW, let us reason (agree) together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:18). The shed blood of Jesus cleanses all of all sins and unrighteousness, when we believe in Him.
Though today, Enoch’s job title, as “The disciplined walker” would not seem too attractive in earthly sentiments, it has magnitude proportions in the heavenly realms. It far supersedes any earthly title we may have, be it Wife, Husband, Mother, Father, CEO, President, Director, Manager, or any other. So what is going to be your/my job title/testimony when you meet Jesus? I pray that mine be, Mano, walked with God and the epitaph on my tombstone (should I depart before the Lord’s return) be “The disciplined walker!” as was Enoch’s, whose profession was to be in agreement with God.
Genesis 5:21-24 (KJV)
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
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