One of my desires this year is to read through the Bible in a year. This morning I opened up YouVersion and saw Genesis Chapter 5 as some of the reading assigned for today. I’m not gonna lie. Here was my reaction. Blah. Genealogy.
Lord, can I please skip the long lists of genealogy? What am I possibly going to remember?
But, I did read it, reluctantly.
And, I’m so glad I did. All the verses were basically the same. Here’s the summary…this person lived and then this person died. This person lived and then this person died…
However, I did come across one exception. Verses 21-24 are different. These verses are about Enoch. He lived, he walked faithfully, and then the Lord took him away.
Enoch is the only one in this chapter where the author pointed out that Enoch’s life was different. Not only in how he lived his life, but also how his story ended.
This reminded me of something.
How we choose to walk through life will determine how our stories will end.
Enoch walked faithfully. This makes all the difference.
It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:5-6)
Linking up with Tracy today for Winsome Wednesday