Genesis chapter five lists the genealogy of Adam. In the middle of the list, it mentions Enoch, who God took to live with him. Nothing more is said about this person. Yet he must have done something amazing to have been taken by God. Luckily, through modern prophets, we have learned a little more about the story of Enoch.
At the age of 65, Enoch had a son. After mentioning that, we learn that he then traveled. At one point, during his travels, God commanded him to preach repentance to the people. Enoch protested. He did not feel right for the job. He told the Lord that no one would listen to him because he was young and “slow of speech“.
The Lord told Enoch that He would make him powerful and He did. After hearing this he immediately began to preach repentance to the people. When people heard him speak, they could not protest because they feared him. Through a word he could make the earth tremble, mountains move, and rivers change course. It was said, “all nations feared greatly, so powerful was the word of Enoch“.
Think About Enoch and Power
Remember when the Lord first called Enoch to preach repentance, he protested. He said he was slow of speech. This man who at first did not think himself able to preach showed enormous power. That power came through his faith in Jesus Christ. The Lord promised to make him powerful in his speech. He became so powerful through his faith that he could literally do anything.
What about us? We often have moments when we feel inadequate for the work the Lord has asked us to do. Yet if we have a little faith we too can become powerful. By following the example of Enoch, through his faith, we can have a little of that power as needed. While we may not need to make others afraid, we can still accomplish great things through faith in Jesus Christ.
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