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Simply Gone

Anchor Devotional - 04.02.18


“Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

Genesis 5:23-24

Way back when the earth was new, when men lived for hundreds of years, when all the world’s sins were first making themselves known, there lived a man who, the Bible says, walked with God. After Adam and Eve had taken the forbidden fruit, after their one kid murdered the other, after people began to build cities and names for themselves, along came Enoch.

We don’t know much about Enoch, but we do know that he had been with God, walking steadily with Him all the years of his life. What must it have been like to walk with God so faithfully that it could be stated simply and plainly that that is just what he had done?

Twice in two verses the writer says, “Enoch walked with God.” When it’s written twice, it is for emphasis. That’s the whole point of Enoch’s life. He walked faithfully with God. He didn’t add a little bit of God to his life. God was His life. And then one day, God took him to heaven; he was simply gone!

Walk with the Lord all the days of your life so that when He calls you home, you walk on into eternity with Him!

Scripture Focus

Genesis 5:21-24; Psalm 42:8

Insight

Walk with God in the morning as you rise, throughout the day with its cares and to-do lists, and into the evening at day’s end.

Read the Bible

  • Deuteronomy 25-27
  • Psalm 92
  • Acts 16