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Genesis Chapter 5:

 

 

Gen 5:1-32

(1)  This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

(2)  Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

(3)  And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

(4)  And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

(5)  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

(6)  And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

(7)  And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

(8)  And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

(9)  And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

(10)  And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

(11)  And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

(12)  And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

(13)  And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

(14)  And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

(15)  And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

(16)  And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

(17)  And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

(18)  And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:

(19)  And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

(20)  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

(21)  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

(22)  And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

(23)  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

(24)  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

(25)  And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

(26)  And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

(27)  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

(28)  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

(29)  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

(30)  And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

(31)  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

(32)  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought For This Chapter…

 

Enoch “walked with God” (vs 22 & 24). What a wonderful thought!  What it would be like to have such close communion with the Lord!  The phrase “walked with God” brings to our mind a close, intimate, harmonious, mutually loving, friendship with the Lord Himself.

This type of communion with the Lord is a rarity indeed. It is only attributed to two men in the Bible… Enoch and Noah (Gen 6:9).

We are told two things about Enoch’s life on earth…

Heb 11:5

(5)  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.

 

Jud 1:14

(14)  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

 

 

In these passages we are told that Enoch’s public reputation was that he pleased God with his life.  We are also told that Enoch shared God’s Word as he prophesied of the Lord’s second coming.

Of Noah, we are told that he was a “just man” and “perfect in his generations”. In other words he lived according to God’s desires for his life and was spiritually mature and prepared to be a faithful servant of the Lord…

Gen 6:9

(9)  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

 

How do we obtain such a walk with God?  We must remember that having this type of walk with the Lord is entirely an act of His grace.  Our good works, or good intentions, cannot obtain this type of walk.  It will be an act of God choosing to reveal Himself to us in such an intimate way, granting to us the type of heart and spirit that will allow us to be humbly, wholly in submission to Him.

 

What are some of the characteristics others will see in our lives when we are walking with our Lord?…

We will be seen seeking and living according to the Lord’s will.

We will be seen as spiritually mature, active and successful in spiritual warfare.

We will be seen having a willingness to share the Word of the Lord in a kind, compassionate, and loving way.

We will be seen as living sacrifices for Christ, giving of our time, talents and possessions to see others come to Christ and grow in His Word.

Finally, our lives will be seen as patiently, peacefully, joyfully enduring heartaches and trials.  This joy, peace, and patience will be based upon a consistent dependence upon the Lord, knowing that He is with us and working out all life events for our good and His glory.

May we all go home to be with the Lord being blessed of Him and leaving the testimony behind that we have “walked with God”!

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