Walking The Walk

Genesis 5:21-24

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for God took him.

 

Enoch walked with God, and one day while they were walking together I can imagine them coming to the point where God would leave and Enoch return home and God said no, not today, come with me and he walked right into Glory with God. The thought of walking with God brings a thought to mind:

Can two walk together, except they be agreed? -Amos3:3

 

If two are going to walk or spend time together in their lives, they need to agree. But what does the Bible mean by agreed?

Agreed: to concur in (as an opinion): admit, concede <agrees that he is right> b: to consent to as a course of action <agreed to sell him the house>[i]

Agreed: ya`ad (Strongs H3259) to fix, appoint, assemble, meet, set, betroth; to meet by appointment; to gather, assemble by appointment; to cause to meet.[ii]

 

You can see some difference between the 21st century English definition and the ancient Hebrew definition. The Hebrew means to come together at an appointed time and place. If you cannot agree to meet, you cannot get anywhere. If I want to have lunch with my pastor, we have to agree to a time & place to meet to have it. This implicitly implies that I desire to be with the person and want to be with them. If I have no desire for the Lord and do not want a relationship with Him I most likely will avoid anything that will bring me in close proximity to him. No church, no prayer, no Bible study (are you being convicted yet, I know I am as I write this!)

 

So if I want to walk with God, doing things to foster a strong relationship is a good thing, maybe even a very good thing. (To put it another way, if you treated your spouse like you do God, how would he or she feel, or am I starting to meddle again?)  Just a few thoughts about walking to get us started:

  • Walk honestly (Romans 3:13): No deception or dishonesty should have any place in our lives.
  • Walk in good works (Ephesians 2:10): We are saved by grace through faith to do good works.
  • Walk in love (Ephesians 5:2) The love of God should fill us and flow out of us to others.
  • Walk to please God (1 Thes. 4:1): And we please God by obeying God. This is how we show our love of God to God.

Finally:
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.-1 John 4:6

 

What a goal to strive for this week.  


[i] agree. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved July 19, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agree

[ii] Blue Letter Bible. “Dictionary and Word Search for ya`ad (Strong’s 03259)”. Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2008. 19 Jul 2008. < http:// cf.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?

Strongs=H03259&t=kjv >

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