Genesis 5 – SOMEONE SPECIAL
Most of us find genealogies difficult to follow. In the middle of this genealogy we find someone special by the name of Enoch. He is a “breath of fresh air”, “a rose among the thorns”.
MAN’S FAILURE – Vss. 5-20, 25-31
Since Adam and Eve’s failure in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) there has been both physical and spiritual death. In this genealogy there is a recurring phrase, “and he died” that applies to the various people in this genealogy. Enoch was the only exception.
ENOCH’S FRIEND – Vss. 21-24a
Enoch walked with God by faith (Hebrews 11:5-6).
If our faith is in Christ, we are God’s friends (Romans 5:1).
If our faith is in Christ, we can have the fellowship with God that Enoch had as God’s friend (John 15:1-7).
GOD’S FAITHFULNESS – Vs. 24b
God took Enoch home to be with Himself (Hebrews 11:5)
God takes those who know Christ home to be with Him (John 14:1-3)