Bible Studies By James Thornton / last year Share Tweet Pin Share WALKING WITH GOD: Enoch walked with God every day, one day at a time, 365 days a year, for 300 years. Genesis 5:22. “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.” After the birth of his first son, Methuselah, Enoch chose walking with God. Maybe Enoch felt the awful responsibility of raising children (he also had other sons and daughters) in the midst of a corrupt world, so he shared his burden with God by a daily walk with Him. He had received the “baton” of faith from his father, Jared, and took seriously his duty of parenting to pass “the faith” on to the next generation, a lesson that every parent needs to follow. When your children see your daily walk with God, it will become a permanent lesson for them. In order to walk with someone, there are two basic rules to follow when you walk, or you cannot walk together. One is that each must walk at the same pace. The other, each must walk in the same direction. The same two rules apply when walking with God. To walk with God Enoch had to walk at the same pace; this meant a moment by moment obedience to God’s Word. Disobedience, neglect, or ignorance of God’s Word would cause him to get out of step. And he had to walk in the same direction God was walking, which would mean a moment by moment surrender to God’s will. Enoch couldn’t go off in the direction of his own. He had to stop insisting on his own way, or he would find himself off in the direction of his own. Enoch must have discovered that God doesn’t adjust His pace for anyone. Enoch had to adjust his pace and direction to God’s if he wanted to walk with Him. Surely Enoch, with all his family duties, must have been stressed-out at times but he still took time to walk with God. Think of the blessing those walks were to God. Since Adam and Eve had been banished from the Garden of Eden, God had longed for a human companion to share walks with. In Enoch, God found that one. Enoch loved walking and talking with God, and the walks got longer and longer until one day he walked all the way home with God. What A Walk! Let us begin daily walks with God.