Friday, January 29, 2010

"Enoch- Part 4"

"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." Hebrews 11:5,6

There is one last lesson that I want to talk about from the life of Enoch. From his life we learn what it is that pleases God. Do you have a desire to please God? Have you often wondered what it takes to please God? Have you wondered if it is even possible to please God? Enoch pleased God, so that means that it is possible. The answer is found in verse six of our scripture text this morning. "Without faith it is impossible to please God." So, it's faith that pleases God.

Not only does faith please God, but He also rewards those who have faith and are faithful. Through the life of Enoch we discover that our faith in God is not in vain. His faith so pleased God that God did something in his life that we have only seen happen in the scriptures one other time- God translated Enoch and took him to be with Him without tasting death.

Though there is very little written in the scriptures about Enoch, it was through his life that we learned that faith is what it takes to please God and that God will reward those who are faithful. So, hold on to your faith in God this morning. Don't stop believing. Don't give up. Keep diligently seeking Him. Remember that He will reward your faith and it is not in vain.

Have a great day. What wonderful lessons we have been taught through the life of Enoch. Are you applying those lessons to your life?

For further reading:
Hebrews 11
Psalm 119:2
1 Corinthians 15:58


Kim said...

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Lorraine said...

Thanks, Kim. Hope it will be a blessing to you.