“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” Genesis 5:24
Never has there been more said about a man than this one single sentence. There have been great men of history who have thousands of pages of biography written in volume sets about their unmatched achievements, yet none of them say nearly as much as this simple verse about the man Enoch.
If great men such as Caesar with his mighty empire, Michelangelo with his angelic paintings, Shakespeare with his master-piece plays, Beethoven with his splendid symphonies, failed to walk with God, their lives appear as lives well wasted when compared to the greatness of walking with God.
Glorious lives appear as tragic lives when measured by this true test of greatness. Some of the men that the earth praises for their genius the Heavens frown upon for their foolishness.
If the verse said, “Enoch conquered the entire world” or “Enoch had more riches and more wisdom than any other man,” it would be saying far less and would drastically pale in comparison to the magnificent fact that “Enoch walked with God.”
In all of life there is nothing greater than the Almighty God. Therefore, can there be anything greater that man can do than to walk and live with his God? Men seek after power, privilege, pleasure, and possessions, yet the vanity of all these things, even combined all at once, is manifested when one comes to an understanding of the greatness of God.
Cleansing the Temple: A Call to Radical Christianity by Jesse Morrell, Chapter Three, page 20-21.