By Johnie Edwards
There are two men in the Old Testament I would like to call to your attention who walked with God. “Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Gen. 6:9). Noah was said to have walked with God because his faith led him to obey God (Gen. 6:22; Heb. 11:7). “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Gen. 5:24). He was a man who pleased his God (Heb. 11:5). When we through faith, believe and obey God, we can please Him and we, too, can walk with Him.
Walk In Good Works
A lot of people misunderstand who is to do good works but the Bible teaches that every individual Christian is to walk in good works. Paul said, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). The Christian is to do good when he has the opportunity (Gal. 6:10). One reason for walking in good works is that others may see our light shining and, as a result, glorify God (Mt. 5:16).
Walk In The Spirit
Paul told the Galatians, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Gal. 5:25). Christians must be led by the Spirit, (Gal. 5:18) and this is done as we follow the directions of the Spirit as laid down in the Word of God. When one fails to obey the Word, he is failing to walk in the Spirit.
Walk Worthy Of Our Vocation
Paul admonished the Ephesians, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Eph. 4:1). Being a Christian is a vocation and one must walk worthy of it.
Walk Like Christ Walked
Peter said that Christ left us an example that we should follow His steps (1 Pet. 2:21). John said, “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked” (1 Jn. 2:6). To walk like Christ walked is to act like He acted.
Walk In The Newness Of Life
After one has heard, believed and been baptized, he then must rise to walk in the newness of life as we learn from Paul’s teaching to the Romans. “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:3-4). A Christian is a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17).
Truth Magazine XXII: 12, pp. 197-198
March 23, 1978