Daily Courage - September 22

from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

Enoch walked with God. (Genesis 5:24)

Constantin Caraman

Walking with God. Can it be done today?

Was it not much easier for Enoch to walk with God? Did he not live in the "good old days?" No, those old days were not that good. They were times of change and apostasy.

In fact, people lived according to their own standards so much that it was not difficult to notice a man who had different standards, God's standards: he walked with God.

He did so in spite of the slander and temptation of the world around him.

No, it is not at all easy to walk with God. It is much easier to only believe in God in your hearts and live like the rest of the world. But that is not walking with God. That is a compromise which makes any walk with God impossible.

How then do we walk with God? By acknowledging Him in all things, in seeking Him, and living for Him.

"In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:6).

How delightful it is to walk with God in those paths.

Writer for the month - Constantin Caraman from Romania was in prison three times for his faith.

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