Last week’s article began thoughts on walking like Enoch. This is an important topic as the Bible teaches that he walked with God and God “took him”.
To be able to live a life so focused on God should be important to all who strive to follow God. Psalm nineteen talks about God and His word, here are the concluding thoughts on how to “walk like Enoch.”
The “commandments of the Lord are pure.” The things God has commanded man to do down through the ages have always been what were needed for man to please God. Purity removes all that is bad. God wants all to be saved, He provided the pure sacrifice of His Son so man could have salvation. Who else could have given such a plan? Man is able to see what he needs to do. Later the psalmist would write, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).
The “fear of the Lord is clean.” Man is to have the proper reverence for God. Solomon wrote, “Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole of man (Ecc. 12:13). God is not a man, He is Deity. God’s word explains to man that God is to be held in awe and worshipped by man as God commands. If man has the proper respect for God and His word he will be found “clean” for he will be obedient to God, and what God’s law is teaching now will not change. God keeps His promises to man, and if man obeys God he will be found walking with God.
The “judgments of the Lord are true and righteous”. God’s word is true, and one does not have to worry about it changing unless it was supposed to change.
God began talking to the fathers, then by the Old Law, all to bring man to the Christian age. Now it will never change (Gal. 1:6 – 9).
All of the God’s word is true and can be followed in complete confidence. Man does not have to worry about additions or subtractions coming from God. God has given to man what man needs to know; it is up to man to follow them. The sweetness of God’s word is to be desired more than all else.
After telling about the wonder of God’s law, the psalmist then spoke of how man could walk with God. It is by the word of God man is warned about sin and its consequences (James 1:14, 15). It is in God’s word that we read of the great reward awaiting those who “walk with God” (2 Tim. 4:8, Rev. 22:14). It is in God that all must place their trust. Obey His word, by obedience to the gospel, as a Christian praying for His help in overcoming temptations (1 Cor. 10:13), and for His forgiveness when one is overcome (1 John 1:7 – 10).
In order to “walk with God”, one must concentrate on making God and His word a part of their daily life.