Just a Closer Walk with Thee
“Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”
“Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect,”
Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, is listed as having the shortest life span of all the others recorded in his time, yet his son, Methuselah, lived the longest. Why did he not live longer? God took him home to heaven. The reason suggested! He walked with God. He was more heavenly, than earthly, so God took him home.
Noah live in an age where the “wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually,” Genesis 6:5. He was a preacher of righteousness, but none seemed to respond to his preaching. “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,” and was spared the judgement of the flood because, “Noah walked with God,” Genesis 6:8,9.
Abram left his home to dwell in the idolatrous land of Canaan as a stranger, in obedience to God’s Word. He remained separated from the Canaanites, and believed in God’s promise that he would have a son by faith, and it was counted to him for righteousness, Genesis 15:6. Now aged ninety-nine, with his wife, Sarai being ninety years’ old, after twenty-four years of waiting, God came to him to announce that Sarai would bear a son, but first he reminded Abram to, “walk before me, and be thou perfect,” Genesis 17:1
In every situation of life, nothing takes away the need to have a closer walk
Pastor Sam Joukhader
“walk before me, and be thou perfect.”Genesis17:1