Leaving a Legacy

I love the story of Enoch in the Bible. Actually, I love the handful of verses about Enoch. That is really all there is. Enoch gets 7 verses in Genesis and one in Hebrews. That's it.

In Genesis those 6 verses set the stage for who Enoch is and why he was so important. In Genesis 5:21 it says Enoch became the father of the oldest living person ever, Methuselah. The next verse says he, Enoch, walked with God 300 years while having other children. Then 2 verses later it says again Enoch walked with God and was no more because God took him. What that looked like I don't know.

Later, Enoch is commended for his faith in Hebrews 11:5. The testimony there is that he "pleased God." Wow! How is that for a legacy? That says a lot. In Genesis he is recorded as walking with God and in Hebrews he is recorded as pleasing Him.

He had kids and he walked with God. When your life is over will the world be able to say, "He/She walked with God" about you? What kind of legacy are you leaving to the world around you? Will your friends and family be able to say that you walked with God?

"He was a hard worker. She was a good mother. He was a successful businessman. She was a super athlete." These are nice things but, I would rather hear he walked with God! I want the Lord to feel as if I have pleased him! To leave this world and know that that is the legacy you are leaving your children would be a powerful witness and a testimony of the LIVING God. I believe the Father would say "Well done my good and faithful servant!"

Let's strive to leave behind a legacy like Enoch! It's never to late.


Paul Wilkinson said...

Reminds me of this:

RDA said...

Thanks for sharing that Paul!