Devotional: Faith Walks with God
As we continue in our Faith series, we come to the second example in the Hall of Faith–Enoch. The name Enoch means consecrated, or set apart–and that defines who he was as well.
Imagine, for a moment, how in a wicked time and culture, there was one man who stood out from the rest of society. What made him stand out from the rest was that he “walked with God.” Perhaps Enoch would walk with God, and the people in his town would take note, nudging each other, “there he goes again, off to walk with God.” Except, one time, Enoch didn’t come back. He stayed out all night, walking with God. And when people noticed he was gone, search parties looked, but there was no sign of him.
That’s what we find in this story. One moment, Enoch was walking with God and the next moment, he was no more. The Bible says that he didn’t experience death, but that God brought him up. As we look at Hebrews 11:5-6, we see an upward focus, and the intimation here is that Enoch walked as if he didn’t belong on earth, but in Heaven.
Questions for Meditation
1. What in this passage shows that Enoch walked upward?
2. Our lives always carry certain difficulties and challenges. How can we walk upward, like Enoch did?
3. Read Colossians 3:1-2. What are some practical ways that you can set your heart and mind on things above this week, month, and year?
4. Enoch was also confident – not in himself necessarily, but in who God was. How did this reflect the way that Enoch walked in such a dark time and culture?
5. How does Enoch’s example reflect how we should walk with God even when we’re surrounded by darkness?
6. Walking with faith confidently means that we: A.) believe, B.) seek, C.) expect in the the presence, power, and provision of the unseen God. How can you grow in this in your life?