And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
I. First and chiefest, because it will secure the rest, walk CONFIDENTLY with God. Rest upon His faithfulness. Entertain no suspicions of His love.
II. Walk OBEDIENTLY with God; i.e., be diligent in keeping His commandments. And let your obedience be an unreserved, warm-hearted, zealous, faithful obedience, an obedience of love which is ready at all times, as love is ready. Walk, then, unreservedly, in the love of the Lord with all its glorious consequences. And walk obediently with God in the second commandment as well as the first. Oh! then, let your walk with God be obedient; unreserved, without fear of excess; universal, without exception or partiality; and persevering, without yielding to monotony.
III. Walk HUMBLY with your God. He is a Father, and we are children. What does that relationship call for? Reverence — filial reverence, it is true, but still reverence, or honour — the honour of the father and the mother. "If I be a Father," He says, "where is My honour? and if I be a Master, where is My fear?" Further, He is the Creator, and we are the creatures of His hands; and this relationship calls for real subjection and prostration.
IV. Walk PATIENTLY with God. For however confiding your walk may be; however obedient with all the great characteristics of obedience; however humble, still you will suffer, and must be prepared for endurance. "The Lord chastens every son whom He receiveth"; and you must not expect to walk through this world exempt from trouble. "Think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing happened unto you." It is not a strange thing, it is the common case of the Lord's children.
(H. McNeile, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.