I wonder what made God just take Enoch away?

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Genesis 5:24

24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

Many people quote this verse and say Enoch walked ‘faithfully’ as in works and holiness with God. Unfortunately this is not true. Enoch did not walk faithfully with God. The right way of interpreting this verse is that he walk in faith with his God.

The book of Hebrews got it right.

Hebrews 11:5
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: ‘He could not be found, because God had taken him away.’ For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

How did he walk?
The Hebrew word for ‘walked’ in Genesis 5 is הלך hâlak. It is made up of three Hebrew consonance. Hei, Lamed and Khaf.

Hei means grace. Lamed means learning. Khaf means palm of blessing or crown. Enoch walked fully crowned with the learning that came by grace. It was his faith that impressed God. He walked under the grace of God. By that God was so please with him. Why did God take him? Cause Enoch walked in 100% grace. Eugence Peterson got it right when he said this is “the unforced rhythm of grace”

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5 thoughts on “I wonder what made God just take Enoch away?

  1. Thank you for this post..

    because of this, I found out a very interesting verse

    “29 Now he called his name Noah, saying,
    “This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed.” ”
    – Genesis 5:29

    grace and peace

  2. yes…. Genesis 5:29 NASB

    Now he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will give us REST from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the LORD has cursed.”

    grace and peace

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