Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Key word: Faithfully
intriguing sentence about Enoch, the faithful man.
We can find more about him in Hebrews 11:5, which says, "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death:'He could not be found, because God had taken him away.' For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God."
Enoch was taken, didn't stick around to await his death and just went straight to God's side, all for one reason: His faith pleased God.
There's so many times that i have placed my faith in myself rather than on God. Choices to make, the world screams, my human frailty gets in the way, revenge or even personal glory wants, screams to be released, unfortunately i even try to take control of my own destiny!
But as i read this verse, the bucket of ice cooled water was poured on me! Faith in God, that's all He wants. Many times we think that He's taking to long, He's not listening, He won't answer, etc..
We have the urge to take matter into our own hands, and when we do BAM! We end up hurt, confused, in pain, etc..
I am positive that Enoch faced these temptations as well, yet he "walked faithfully with God." There's no two ways about this, walking with God means we give up our own right, to navigate our own lives. We are placing our faith in Him, realizing that He knows best and knowing that He might not always reveal the 'How's' and the 'Why's' until the very last second or even not at all. Day-by-day-faith-walking pleases God.
Do you long to be one who pleases God this way? One who makes Him smile as He sees you daily place complete trust in Him and on His infinite wisdom? Maybe then you just might be like Enoch, the one who walked closely by his Creator's side.