An Invitation No One Should Refuse12:00 AM on Friday, Mar 16th, 2012
Enoch was the great, great, great, great grandson of Seth, Adam and Eve’s third son. It was when Seth’s son Enosh was born that people first began to worship the Lord God by name (Genesis 4:26). Several generations later, we see people are still worshiping God. Enoch was 65 years old when his son Methuselah was born; and after Methuselah’s birth, Enoch began to have very close fellowship with God.
I wonder if having a son made Enoch think that he needed a lot of wisdom and direction from God. Many fathers and mothers come to that point when they have children, realizing that they cannot do it on their own. What a great place to be!
Enoch walked with God for 300 more years. Then he disappeared because God took him (Genesis 5:24). He received an invitation that he could not refuse. Today God invites us to walk in close fellowship with Him. Under the new Abrahamic covenant brought about through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we do not need to be taken to heaven to be with God. He is right here with us every step of the way. The question is do we want close fellowship with God? Or are we afraid that He’ll cramp our style? Would we rather accept other invitations?
I used to try to imagine Father God on His throne…He was always at a distance, and very hazy and hard to see. One day, He said to me, I’m right here. And I saw Him clearly right in front of me. We do not have to look far because He is eager to meet with us. He wants to fellowship with us every minute of each day. What an invitation and what a privilege to be walking with God! Ask Him for that close fellowship that you want and then walk in it. The invitation has been given through the redemption of Jesus Christ. Now it is up to us to accept the invitation. So will we?