The walk I am talking about is not the "Moon Walk" or "Walk like an Egyptian." I am talking about one's walk with God. To walk with God or to walk apart from God. How we walk will determine what kind of work we produce.We learned from Adam & Eve that God created man for fellowship. That fellowship was broken when Adam & Eve chose to pick from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Doing anything separate from our relationship with God will always turn evil, even if it seems good. All was not lost in the garden. Humankind could still choose to walk with God.
Adam & Eve's first two sons were Cain & Abel. Genesis 4 enlightens us that Abel's work was to keep the flocks of sheep and goats while Cain was to cultivate the ground. It says over time, Cain brought the Lord an offering of the land's fruit, and Abel brought an offering of the finest firstborn of his flock and the fat portions. The Lord had respect for Abel's offering, but with Cain, He had no regard.
What we learn from this is that our work is to be an offering to God. We also know that God wants our best anything less He is not pleased. Giving an offering is not about money it is about trust; we are to trust all we have to God, including our work. If we do so, we are blessed. If we do not, we are cursed.
Cain's response to God was angry, and the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you so angry, and why do you look annoyed? If you do well, will you not be accepted?
God accepts our work when it is done by faith, as it says in Hebrews 11, by "faith we please God." Doing things by faith means to believe God at His Word. God instructed Cain and Abel what an acceptable offering was; Cain chose to give less than his best while Abel gave His all. Cain was more about himself; Abel was all about the glory of God.
Instead of humbling himself before God, Cain got enraged and killed Abel. God now came to Cain as he did with Adam when he sinned and asked a question, "Where is your Abel your brother?" This was an opportunity to repent, but Cain, in arrogance, said to God, am I my brother's keeper? With this response, Cain would experience even a greater curse to his work where he would be a fugitive and a vagabond. He would, for the rest of his life, always be looking behind him, never having a place to put his head, living in fear and dread.
Many today live this way. They can never enjoy work because they blame God for their misfortunes and live in fear of the repercussions of the wrong they have done. Abel's sacrifice represented Jesus, whose ultimate sacrifice reverses the curse of sin, freeing us from the guilt and shame of our wrong. Romans 12:1 says to present ourselves as living sacrifices. We do this by giving God our best, all that we are, all that we have, unto Him for His glory.
Abel's blood cried out for revenge for the charges against him. Only through Jesus can we be free of the guilt and shame of the wrong we have done. Until we make this decision, we will live under the curse of Adam and Cain..
There is not much said about Enoch, but in these few verses, you discover all you need to know. “Enoch walked in habitual fellowship with God for three hundred years after the birth of his son Methuselah, In reverent fear and obedience Enoch walked with God; and he was not, because God took Him.”
Enoch lived on earth for 365 years. He is the living example of God’s chief desire to be in continual fellowship with humanity, 365 days of every year, 24/7. There is no record of accomplishments in Enoch’s life except this, and it is the pinnacle goal of our existence. He got so close to the Lord that He just went up to heaven, defying natural law, not experiencing physical death. The amplified adds the words reverent fear and obedience to the word habitual fellowship. These are the two elements necessary for a continual abiding relationship with the Lord.
Now the New Testament refers to Enoch giving further insight into the man who was taken up. Jude 1:14-16 quotes a prophecy of Enoch. It speaks of the judgment coming to the ungodly. It describes their ungodliness as “people following their desires.” Prophecy comes from being near the Lord; hidden mysteries are revealed to the friends of God. Enoch, who lived in continual fellowship with God, knew His heart and warned others that God would judge them. Enoch was the grandfather of Noah, who God used to enforce this judgment while saving the last righteous family on earth.
Enoch was included in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, where it says in verse 5, “before he was taken to heaven, he received the testimony that he had walked with God and pleased Him.”
Faith is what pleases God, so therefore, we must walk by faith to walk in habitual fellowship with God. It is the most remarkable testimony of our ability to walk close to God in an ungodly world.
The book of Enoch is not included in its entirety in the Bible, but it is quoted from. The book itself describes the revelations given to Enoch describing the watchers, sons of Heaven that desired the women of earth and beget children who became giants. The watchers taught humankind things that caused man much harm as these discoveries were used for war.
Though Enoch as a book is not considered wholly inspired by God to be used in the Bible, we learn some history that helps us understand the fallen world and why judgment needs to come.
We learn from Enoch that our main pursuit in life is to be close to our creator. Our work is to be more defined by our relationship with the Lord than what we produce. As we walk close to God, we carry His heart and receive His hidden mysteries of truth that can be used to point this world towards Him.