After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him … By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. (Genesis 5:22-24; Hebrews 11:5)
He Had A Testimony
The story of Enoch is intriguing because so little is known of an incredible life. The father of a man who lived almost a thousand years would bear some note but all we know is that he was and then he was not. Only in the book of Hebrews do we get a hint into the life of a man that so pleased the Lord he did not see death. Jude mentions him as one who prophesied. The one kernel of truth we have in the life of Enoch was that he pleased God.
Worship. We gather today to present the sacrifice of our hearts to the Lord. Our assembly is not done begrudgingly. The command to assemble for worship today is clearly defined in scripture but our motivation is from a heart of love to please our Father. The spirit of Enoch must fill our minds today in knowing how much we love God because of how much He shows His love for us. John 3:16 is not the final word on God’s love; His love is every day. All that we have comes from Him. He holds our breath in His hand. We live and breathe because of Him. In every part of our lives the Lord fills our spirits with mercy and grace. There is so much to be thankful for
Worship. Today is a day to show our lives in sacrifice to please God. There is nothing in this world that we should want to do but to please God.
Man’s love of God is identical with his knowledge of Him. (Maimonides, Guide For The Perplexed, 1190)