The only named son of Enoch, Methuselah, was to be a man of distinction in that his is the longest known age in human history. He died at 969 years of age. Significantly we read that it was after Methuselah was born that “Enoch walked with God,” for “three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.” During those 300 years spent in the immediate presence of and in constant communion with God, we can imagine what a godly home Enoch must have had, with his wife sharing his high ideals, and all his sons and daughters endeavoring to please God. The mournful refrain in these genealogies, and he died, is not attached to Enoch for God translated him that he should not taste death. In comparison with the longevity of those who died, Enoch’s pilgrimage before God took him was of short duration—365 years! Do you not try to imagine what the feelings of Enoch’s wife, sons and daughters were like when one day God took His companion to be with Himself? It is to be hoped that all within the family followed Enoch in a steady continuance in well-doing and that his daughters were as “corner stones polished after the similitude of a palace” (Psalm 144:12), and his dear wife for so many decades was as a fruitful vine by the sides of his house (Psalm 128:3).
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