Walking With God

“Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” (Gen 5:24)

A little boy had studied about Enoch in Bible class. When his mother asked him what the story was all about, he told her that Enoch walked with God. He walked, and walked, and after walking a long way God said to Enoch, “We’re a lot closer to my house than yours, so why don’t you just come home with me?”

As children of God, we want to walk with God, following His steps. Ephesians 5:1,2 says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, as Christ loved us…” Jesus lived a perfect life for us so we might know how we can walk with God.

In Ephesians 4:17 we are told to “walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk.” We put off all selfishness and bury our pride. We crucify the flesh. This is the only way we can truly walk with God.

Sometimes we struggle to keep pace, or we fall down. But God is patient with us, lovingly picking us up so that we might continue. The longer we follow this path, walking with our Savior, the closer we come to our final home.