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Enoch: What did Jesus say about Enoch

Jesus does not directly mention Enoch in the canonical Gospels, and there are no direct quotes from Jesus regarding Enoch in the New Testament. Enoch is a figure mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, specifically in Genesis 5:18-24, where it is noted that “Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” This passage suggests that Enoch did not die but was taken by God, which is a unique occurrence in the Scriptures.

While Jesus does not directly mention Enoch, the concept of walking with God and being righteous, as Enoch was described, aligns with Jesus’ teachings on living a life in close relationship with God and pursuing righteousness.

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. The Importance of Walking with God: Enoch’s life exemplifies the importance of living in obedience and close fellowship with God. Jesus’ life and teachings also emphasize this relationship, encouraging followers to love God with all their heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37).
  2. God Values Righteousness: Enoch was taken by God because of his exceptional righteousness. Jesus teaches the value of righteousness and the pursuit of a holy life, saying, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6).
  3. The Hope of Eternal Life with God: The account of Enoch prefigures the Christian hope of eternal life with God, as promised through Jesus’ resurrection. Jesus speaks of eternal life frequently, assuring that those who believe in Him will have eternal life (John 3:16).

While Enoch is not directly mentioned by Jesus, the principles associated with Enoch’s life are reflected in Jesus’ teachings, emphasizing the value of righteousness, a close relationship with God, and the hope of eternal life for the faithful.

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  • Greg Gaines

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