#Bible365 – Walking Faithfully with God

While running through the Bible in a year, I’m trying to get into the habit of reading it aloud to Mrs Sofas’ pregnant belly. (I guess it’s to get me into the habit of reading the Bible to the kid). Well I was reading the following part from Genesis Chapter 5 the other day:
15 When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. 16 After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. 17 Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died.

18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. 19 After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 20 Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died.

21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. 22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years. 24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died.

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To be honest, it became a bit of a joke. The way I was reading it was beginning to sound a bit like:
Dude was born, had kids. Then died
Dude was born, had kids. Then died
Dude was born, had kids. Then guess what?
He died
Dude was born, had kids. Then…
He didn’t.
He didn’t die?
I realise that Genesis is one of those books in the Bible that people more clever then me have many theories and ideas about, but I cant help but wonder whats going on here? The writer of Genesis obviously had a point to make here: What ever happened to Enoch, he didn’t just die like the people before and after him.
The writer of Genesis also makes a point that he walked faithfully with God.
Would people make the same point about us?

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