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Walk With The Lord
Gen 5:21-24, 6:9-10 & 22; Mal. 2:4-7
Gen 5:21-24 21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. NAS

Gen. 6:9-10 & 22 9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. 10 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did. NAS

Mal 2:5-7 5 "My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. 6 " True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. 7 "For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. NAS

Introduction
Can you and I be people known to walk with God? If you answer yes, then why would it
not be true that we walk with Him? I do not believe God permits some to walk with Him while refusing that privilege to others. The choice is ours and We must Desire To Walk With God

1. Walk With God In . . Contrast To Your Contemporaries. 6:9-10, 22

    A. Contrasted To Contemporary . . Personal Righteousness. 6:9
       
9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time;. . ."

    B. Contrasted To Contemporary . . Preferences In Conduct. 6:9b-10
        ". . .Noah walked with God." 10 Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. NAS


Illustration
Let me give a good example. Recently my 13 year old grandson in Florida asked one of His teachers about starting a Bible Club before school. The teacher told him, "I have been praying for seven years that a student would ask me about doing that, and you're the first to ask." His dad told him son you may get some ridicule, or someone making fun of you for that action; and my grandson answered, "it has already started."


Illustration
For A Bad Example it seems one news cast after another reports a bazar happening that demonstrates unrighteousness.

Did you hear about the Assistant Football Coach and the Cheerleading coach who through a party that included some students? It seems the coaches had booze for everyone to drink, and toped it off with a display by a freshman student who proceeded to frolic around topless.

The coach of the cheerleaders posed with the student for the internet. School superintendent Charlene Thomas says 19-year-old assistant football coach Andrew Emerson held the party at his house last weekend. Officials say neither coach taught in the Goshen school district, and declined to say where they coached.

Applications

Where did this happen? San Francisco, Hollywood, or New York City? No! It happened in Goshen Ohio.

Do you think Noah got criticism because he chose personal righteousness that contrasted with the people of his day? The text gives a great compliment to Noah as it tells us, "Noah walked with God." Noah preferred this kind of conduct. His actions no doubt affected his parental achievements.

2. Walk With God . . Committed To Follow The Commandments Of God. 6:22

    A. Committed To Follow . . Completely. 6:22a
         
22 And Noah did this. He did everything. . ."


    B. Committed To Follow . . Compliantly. 6:22a
      
". . . that God had commanded him. HCSB

            
            1. When God said Jump, Noah asked, "how high, Lord."

Illustration
When we read about the building of the ark we might over look the difficulty of the task. But God gave Noah an enormous task. How would you like a similar assignment today? God did give the details for the design of the ark; and that made it a little easier. Noah knew why such a ship was needed primarily through the description God gave of the pending flood. No doubt Noah received additional motivation for this task knowing it included safety for his family. Noah in a dutiful manner did everything God commanded, and did it in a commendable manner. In all of Noah's life to this point we see a man who challenges us to Aspire To Walk With God. Amen? Amen!

Application

How often do we see people living in a way that demonstrates an awareness of God's commands and judgements? Do you remember the words from the New Testament, ". . . His commands are not a burden" 1 John 5:3. When a person Aspires to walk with God His commandments are a delight, and obedience produces harmony and joy.

3. Walk With God . . Cloning The Examples Given By God. Mal 2:4-7
    4 "Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My
covenant may continue with Levi," says the LORD of hosts. 5 "My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. 6 " True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. 7 "For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. NAS

Clone 4. One that copies or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function.

    A Political Moment: Cloning MAY be on the ballot again, but it needs to receive a through reading.

    A. Walk With God Cloning . . Reverence. 2:5
       
5 "My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.

        1. Peace: OT:7965 shalowm (shaw-lome'); or shalom
        2. Reverence:OT:4334 miyshowr (mee-shore'); or miyshor (mee-shore'); from OT:3474; a level, i.e. a plain


    B. Walk With God Cloning . . Righteousness. 2:6
        6 " True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.

        1. Uprightness OT:4334 miyshowr (mee-shore'); from OT:3474; a level, i.e. a plain; also straightness, i.e.           
                KJV - right (-eously), straight, uprightness.

 
Jn 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!" NAS
         
                a. Deceit No Fish Hook, No camouflage; What you see is what you get.
         
          2. Iniquity: OT:5771 avon (aw-vone'); or `avown perversity, i.e. (moral) evil:

    B. Walk With God Cloning . . Righteousness. 2:6
        6 " True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his
lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.

WALK WITH GOD:

1.    In Contrast To Your Contemporaries.

2.   IN Obedience To God's Commands

3.   Cloning The Biblical Examples.