...and he was not
The five verses that refer to Enoch fall in the midst of a litany of family genealogies that cite the lives and deaths of many of the descendants of Adam.
The litanies all end the same way—and he died. Seth lived a hundred and five years, and he died. And all the days of Enos were 915 years, and he died. And all the days of Jared were 962 years, and he died. Very little is said about the lives of these great men except that they bore children and died.
However, in the case of Enoch, a special notation was made:And Enoch walked with God.'
Walking with God is a desirable depiction. He who walks with God is one who learns to pace himself in life, keeping in mind that those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.
He who walks with God is one who has a firm grip on the difficulties of life and has resolved to let God's will be done.
He who walks with God is one who stands tall though others would belittle him and forges on though the storms cloud his way.
Enoch walked with God, and God walked with him.
It should be our daily prayer that Jesus will walk with us.
I hear the songwriter say, 'Walk with me, Lord. Walk with me. All along this tedious journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.'
African-American men must embrace a deep and personal relationship with God, maintain faith and resilience, submit to God's will, stand tall in the face of challenges, seek divine companionship, and find strength and expression in their cultural and spiritual traditions, including music and prayer.
An old church song says, "Walk with me, Lord, walk with me." It expresses our desire for Christ to be with us every step of the way.