Summary: Walking with God regulates our wills, inspires by His Spirit, and motivates us to devoted service.

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"Walking With God"

Text Gen. 5:24

Intro: Our walk with God should be intense--not casual, fruitful--not barren, genuine--not false, faithful--not doubtful. Walking with God simply means living in the presnce of God.

Theme: Lives regulated by His will, inspired by His Spirit, and devoted to His purposes are lives that are walking with God.

I. Total Self Surrender

A. Enoch’s name means dedicated.

B. One yielded up to God.

C. Rom. 12:1-2, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

II. Unbroken Fellowship

A. How can two walk together except they be agreed? Amos 3:3

B. His Word and our lifestyles must agree.

C. Good company makes the road short.

III. Continual Progress

A. (Col. 1:10) To walk with God means a growing knowledge of Him.

1. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work,

2. and increasing in the knowledge of God

B. The light on this path shines more and more, according to 1 John 1:7.

1. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work,

2. and increasing in the knowledge of God

C. no standing still, no stagnation, no complacency, no taking God for granted

1. Know more about God.

2. Know more of God

3. Take on His characteristics.

4. Have heart knowledge as well as head knowledge.

IV. Complete Separation

A. One cannot think of Enoch taking part in the world’s sinful pleasures.

1. Each day, more weaned from the world; more ripe for Heaven

2. Lev. 20:7, "...and be ye holy [Qadosh]:’

a. morally sound

b. a sanctuary

c. 1 Peter 2:9, But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

d. God is light and those who love the light do not walk in darkness.

V. Unfailing Perseverance

A. Enoch walked with God 300 years after the birth of Methesulah, his son (Gen. 5:22)

1. not once a week

2. continually, even amongst the cares of life

B. He kept on keeping on.

VI. confident that God was with him--Ps. 23,"Thou art with me..."

VII. satisfied that he pleased God (Heb. 11:5), 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.

VII simple faith by which he was translated

Concl: Micah 6:8, "He hath shewed thee O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

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