The faith of Enoch

Enoch is one of only two people whom the Bible records who have never experienced death. The Hebrew writer said that was by faith,

“By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, ‘and was not found, because God had taken him’; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).

Other people have had faith and pleased God, yet, they all do not escape death, in fact, some experience death because of their faith, something that the writer will mention later in the same chapter.

Why did God take Enoch, but leave others? We do not know, but He can do as He pleases.

Therefore, if we live by faith, we will experience both blessings and suffering. However, if we are living by faith, then we willingly accept what God sends our way.

That does not mean that it is easy or always delightful, but we live to please Him, not ourselves.

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