“Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch. … Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” – Genesis 5:18, 21-24 NKJV
Did you know that Adam was still alive when Enoch was born?
I’ve actually wrote more about that over at Ask God Today. I have joined a team of writers and this month we are going through a Bible Study entitled “A Mighty God and the Broken Faithful“. We would love for you to follow us as we study about the faithful men and women in Hebrews 11.
Here’s a little piece of what I wrote:
As we find ourselves getting older we tend to talk about what life used to be like. I wonder if Adam told his children stories of what life was like before the earth was cursed?
The Bible really doesn’t say much about Enoch. All we have is a few simple verses that hold a world of meaning.
In a world that was forgetting about God, why did Enoch stand out? Why did he choose to walk with God?
This is how I imagine it based on these few verses about Enoch.
Adam was 622 years old when his great-great-great-great-great-great grandson, Enoch, was born.
Let’s imagine Adam sitting with young Enoch at his side, telling the story of how the Garden looked the day he named the animals.
Do you have that kind of close walk with God? Did you have someone like Adam that shared the God’s message with you? Please share in the comments or if you want to read more and comment over at Ask God Today I’d be honored to see you there.