Then there is Enoch. Remember him? He is found only a few times in the Bible, but he is always spoken of well. Enoch’s “claim to fame” is that he walked with God. Because he believed in (trusted) God he was able to, in the midst of an evil generation, faithfully walk with God. Claiming to believe in God while walking in the ways of the world is a shallow claim. James teaches that “proclaiming faith” and “living faith” are two vastly different things (James 2:14-26). Enoch’s legacy is that he walked with God. That requires true faith. Many people claim to believe in God, yet at the same time they walk according to the ways of the world. Their faith in God is not strong enough to show the world that they are “walkers with God.” In this kind of people we can see, as our brother James taught us, that faith by itself is not sufficient (James 2:14-26). Enoch believed in God. His kind of faith is to be demonstrated in the lives of the church of Christ in this world.
And then there’s Noah. What a man of faith. But I’m out of space. Given opportunity, we’ll come back and talk about how the church of Christ in this world must have the faith of Noah. Thank you for “tuning in” this month and I hope to “see” you again soon.
Mike Underwood is Pulpit Minister of Blue Ridge Church of Christ