The book of Hebrews – He Pleased God

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“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

Enoch pleased God. “When Enoch was 65 years old, he became the father of Methuselah. After the birth of Methuselah, Enoch lived in close fellowship with God for another 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. Enoch lived 365 years, walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.” (Genesis 5:21-24) What a testimony. Enoch walked in close fellowship with God and because of this he never tasted death. God just took him home.

For 365 years Enoch had an intimate relationship with God. This means that they enjoyed a fellowship that pleased and satisfied both God and man. From this relationship, Enoch for all time, has this testimony given by God that he pleased him. What marvelous faith Enoch had.

The amazing thing that we can take away is that through Jesus, we like Enoch, experienced translation from death at the moment of salvation and were forever united with God. This of course takes place on a spiritual level; we are moved from the kingdom of darkness under the shadow of death and into the kingdom of Jesus, given eternal life. This comes by faith and just as Enoch received a testimony that he pleased God, we too, by faith can obtain that very same report.

There is a great lesson to be learned from Enoch. The faith of Enoch made it into the Faith Hall of Fame for a reason. His faith pleased God obtaining a good report recorded for all future generations to have this example. This report came by habitual fellowship with His creator and walking with Him all the days of His life until he was no more because God had taken him home.

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