The Bible doesn’t say much about Enoch. The question for us is: Why does it say what it does?
We are told that Enoch was a descendant of Adam and Eve, that he built a family, that he “walked faithfully with God and then was no more, because God took him away.” (Gen. 5:24) In light of vv. 5-6 in Hebrews 11, his faith in God was the biggest takeaway from his life - so much so that it had been talked and written about for thousands of years. The text also says that his reward for his faith was that he never experienced death.
Again, why does the Bible say what it does about Enoch?
Consider the following:
For Christians, everything rests on faith in Jesus. They are called to believe in him - to be forgiven and freed in him, to have a relationship with the Father in him and to live forever in him. What, then, is significant about Enoch’s story knowing that he lived with no knowledge of Jesus?
Regardless of whether or not you are a Christian, what grabs your attention most about Hebrews 11:6? Why do you think it’s grabbing your attention?
Wherever you are on your personal journey of faith today, what will it look like for you to “earnestly seek God”?