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May 30, 2007


By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him.

--Hebrews 11:5


It’s sad to me that so many Christians are so immersed in sin and seeking after vain things that they end up conforming to the world, and not to Christ. To be sure, the temptations are strong…and sometimes difficult to overcome.


Perhaps you are struggling with giving in to the temptations of our world today. If so, I want to give you a word of hope today by reminding you of a man named Enoch. Enoch lived a holy life during another period in history that was also full of sin and debauchery.


Enoch wasn’t a great missionary, a powerful preacher, or a leader of the people. But he stood out in a depraved generation. Specifically, the Bible says that Enoch walked with God.


Now that’s interesting because the Christian life is often described as a walk. It’s about taking small steps, one at a time. And as we take these steps, God sometimes places an event in our path that becomes a turning point for us.


For Enoch, there was a turning point, a time in his life where he went from normal to extraordinary. I believe this turning point came when Enoch had a child at the age of 65. This experience pushed him to be a better child of God and walk in true faith.


Many times, even though we’re Christians, we are pushed to live holier lives by some turning point or experience. At 65, Enoch became such a unique follower of God that he made faith’s “Hall of Fame” in Hebrews 11.


It’s not only possible to walk with God in the midst of a perverse generation, but it’s what God expects from us. If there is something that is keeping you from walking as closely as possible with Christ, ask the Holy Spirit to show it to you and help you deal with it.


Perhaps today will be a turning point in your life…when your life will go from normal to extraordinary!



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