Hebrews 11:5-6

5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Enoch (v.5) — Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him (Genesis 5:21-24).

taken (v.5) = transposed, transferred — in this case, from earth to heaven

Before Enoch’s translation, God made it clear that Enoch walked with Him. (v.5)

pleased (v.5) = walked with

Enoch didn’t have faith that he would be translated. He had faith that pleased God and was, therefore, translated.

Enoch prophecied of coming judgment but was not on earth to see it. Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him” (Jude 1:14-15).

believe (v.6) — tense indicates a decisive act, once for all

seek (v.6) = seek after, diligent seeking

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