Do we really walk with God?

By Jim Miller
Gray, Maine

Do we really walk with God?

One reason God said that Enoch walked with him was that Enoch "pleased God" (Heb. 11:5). One of our problems today is that too many want to do the things which please themselves rather than pleasing God! The Holy Spirit said, "For even Christ pleased not himself " (Rom. 15:3). "Will worship" (Col. 2:23), is nothing more than men pleasing themselves as they worship. Many try to justify their worldly and carnal additions to the church and its worship because they "like it" and thus are going to have it!

Fear motivated Noah to walk with God. The respect Noah had for God and his word caused Noah to do what God requested (Heb. 11:7). There just is not enough respect for God anymore. The wise man summed up man's whole duty in these words: "Fear God, and keep his commandments" (Eccl. 12:13).

John penned these words, "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). To walk in the light is to walk according to the word of God for the Psalmist said, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The entrance of thy words giveth light" (Ps. 119:105, 130). Too many try to walk according to their own steps, but Jeremiah re-corded, "0 Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jer. 10:23).

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