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The Man Who Was FAVORED by God! (2 of 3)
Series: A Closer Look at the Life of Enoch
Steve N. Wagers
Genesis 5: 21-24
1. The EXAMPLE of a DEVOTED MAN!
A) A Life of Faithfulness
B) A Life of Fruitfulness
2. The ESCAPE of a DISTINCT MAN!
A) His Notable Translation
B) His New Location
3. The EPITAPH of a DESIRABLE MAN!
A) A Specific Testimony
B) A Special Testimony
An older couple had trouble remembering common, day-to-day things. They both decided that they would write down requests the other had, and so try to avoid forgetting. One evening the wife asked if the husband would like anything. He replied, ''Yes, I'd like a large ice-cream sundae with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top.''
The wife started off for the kitchen and the husband shouted after her, ''Aren't you going to write it down?'' She hollered back, ''Don't be silly. I'm going to fix it right now. I won't forget.'' She was gone for quite some time. When she finally returned, she set down in front of him a large plate of hashbrowns, eggs, bacon, and a glass of orange juice. He took a look and said, ''I knew you should have written it down! You forgot the toast!''
When it comes to the life of Enoch I don't know how anyone could easily forget the impact and influence he has left through the printed page of Scripture. With just 51 in the Old Testament, and 94 words in the New Testament, he leaves an indelible mark in our memory.
His life is recorded in 6 short verses of the Bible. We read his biography in Genesis 5, Hebrews 11: 5, and Jude 14-15. Of what we do not know of the life of Enoch, there is one thing that we do know for certain; and, that is he was a man who stood head and shoulders above the crowd of his day, and above most of the crowd of our own day. We see that he was a man who was familiar with God; and, in our text, we learn that he was a man favored by God.
1. The EXAMPLE of a DEVOTED Man!
As we previously saw, in our last study, the life o ...
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