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 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)