Monday, November 14, 2016

Enoch walked with God

48 Enoch was twenty-five years old when he was ordained under the hand of Adam; and he was sixty-five and Adam blessed him.
49 And he saw the Lord, and he walked with him, and was before his face continually; and he walked with God three hundred and sixty-five years, making him four hundred and thirty years old when he was translated. (D&C 107:48-49)

I find it very interesting all the different ways it says Enoch was close to God. 1) He saw the Lord, 2) he walked with the Lord, 3) the Lord was before Enoch’s face continually.  What exactly does that mean to you?

To see the Lord is pretty plain. But how does one walk with the Lord? It has to be something more than a figurative expression about obedience, since there are lots of prophets of whom the same might be said of them. But why is it particularly said of Enoch that he walked with God?

And what does it mean that the Lord was before his face continually? Did Enoch always see Him there, or did he live with a sense that the Lord was with him and watching him?

What do you think? Is it possible to cultivate a sense that the Lord walks next to us constantly? What would life be like if we did that? How might it help us?