Let your light shine
September 21, 2009
Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.
Do you ever wonder if your walk with God really matters? Well, let me assure you, it does. And just in case you have any doubts, I want to remind you about Enoch, a champion of our faith.
You may recall that Enoch didn't die a physical death. Our verse today says, "God took him," which means the Lord miraculously translated him into his presence. And that alone is an extraordinary thing.
But there's something else that is memorable about Enoch, something that you and I should emulate. The Scripture says, "Enoch walked with God." What we can glean from this passage is that Enoch's faithful walk was something that honored and pleased God, especially considering the times in which Enoch lived.
You see, Enoch lived during exceedingly evil times. In fact, the days were so evil that God regretted that he made man, and he prepared to send the great flood as judgment.
But even in those evil times, Enoch walked faithfully with God. And his life was light and a testimony to his generation! And in the same way, you are a light and a testimony to your generation.
So let me encourage you today. Your walk does indeed matter! So be a good witness for Christ.
And even if you feel that you are the last one walking with God on your job… in your community… or in purity… don't stop. Enoch walked faithfully with God through the difficult days, and you can, too.
YOU ARE A LIGHT AND A TESTIMONY TO YOUR GENERATION.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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