The Epitaph

21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:21-24

I’d like to circle back to Enoch if I may. Enoch is one of two men in the Bible who did not die; Elijah was the other. What was it about these men that they were give extra special treatment? They never experienced death and yet they are in heaven. Enoch walked faithfully with God. That was his claim to fame, which is not a bad claim I might add. That would be an awesome epitaph on your tombstone, wouldn’t it? But he didn’t die. Instead, God recorded it in the eternal Word of God for everyone to read, not just a few hundred people in a lifetime walking past a graveyard who may not even notice the tombstone.

I can’t seem to pinpoint anything about those two men, apart from them being men of God, that distinguishes them, but does there need to be a reason or two for that? Not really because God is sovereign and can do whatever He wants whenever he wants.

I guess the bottom line is to live in such a way that you are living your epitaph, whatever that may be.

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