*Hebrews 11:5-6, Genesis 5:23-24 (NIV)*
_By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. *Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away._
What is the testimony of your faith and life going to be? In John 17:3 Jesus said that eternal life is to know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. The knowledge He was referring to here is not head knowledge but a real relationship and fellowship with God. In the Good News Bible, Genesis 5:24 tells us that after Enoch spent his life in fellowship with God, he disappeared because God took him away. Enoch’s testimony was that he walked with God and pleased God. That’s a glorious testimony. His life was different. He pleased God with his life. In light of his real relationship with God, he knew God’s will and he pursued it with all his might. His walk with God reflected in the physical aspects of his life.
Many people must have tried to mock, discourage and distract Enoch from walking with God but by faith, he remained diligent and did not lose his focus and passion to walk with God. You also must not lose your focus and passion to walk with God.
The greatest reward God gives us for seeking Him is more of His life. This should be our greatest desire too. The more of His life we maintain, the more our character will be differentiated from the characters of those who do not know God. Apostle Paul’s utmost desire was to know God, Phil.3:10. In Amos 3:3, the Bible says: can two walk together except they be agreed? Trust God and align yourself with Him. Get deeper in your walk with God. Make every effort to maintain your relationship with God, yield to Him and do His will.
_Heavenly Father, I receive your grace today to remain focused and diligent in knowing You and doing Your will._
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