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Genealogy is an interesting subject. There are accounts of it in the Bible. For instance, after Abel was slain, Seth was born to Adam and Eve. Seth’s son’s name was Enos. It’s plain from reading the passages that there were many other offspring. Enos is mentioned because this is when men started calling on the LORD (Genesis 4:26). A little look at Genesis 1:27 says that God created man in his own image or, as some say, likeness.

This is where some confusion begins. Image gives the idea that it’s a visual representation of something. But is this really what God meant? A good guess would be that He probably meant more than this. A better meaning would be that God made his likeness manifest in us. Outward appearances are not a big deal to God. He deals with the things of the heart (I Samuel 16:7). Now Enos was mentioned because men were calling on the LORD. The manifestation was still there.

Enoch is the seventh generation descendant of Adam. Enoch walks with God (Genesis 5:22). He must have also been a preacher (Jude 14) because he brought God’s message to people. Abel is the first man of faith and Enoch is the second. It’s in Hebrews 11. Hebrews is the book about faith. Faith is earnestly believing that God is going to do what he says he’s going to do.

It says in Hebrews 11:5 that Enoch pleased God. Verse 6 is the but part. It says in plain English that without faith it’s impossible to please God. It goes on and says that He must be believed and that He rewards those who diligently seek him. Enoch got a pretty good reward. He didn’t taste death. Oh, to have the faith of Enoch!