Thoughts on the Way Home

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Walk - Bob Jennings

The Walk

WITH GOD. Enoch and Noah walked WITH God (Genesis 5.24, 6.9). This speaks ofcompanionship and intimacy, as friend with friend. When the Hebrides Revival had subsided around 1951, Duncan Campbell was asked if life was now anti-climactic. He replied that nothing compares with the daily walk with God. And what a promise is laid up for us, “But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy” (Revelation 3:4).
BEFORE GOD. Abraham walked BEFORE God (Gen. 17.1). This speaks of consciousness. God’s eye is on us – every step we take, every thought we think. The Christian is continually conscious that it is the living God with whom he has to do.
AFTER GOD. Josiah walked AFTER God (2 Kings 23.3). This speaks of compliance, conformity, obedience, and pursuit. The Lord Jesus is the leader and we walk after Him. He is the shepherd of the sheep and we follow after Him. The Lord Jesus is our example – a hero without fault – and worthy of our imitation. The sheep do indeed follow the shepherd – “My sheep…follow Me” (John 10.27). Talk is not enough. Hell will be filled with talkers – “Many will say to Me on that day…” (Matthew 7:22).
The Christian knows there is nothing more important than the walk. This is a great matter for prayer.
We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will … so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects (Colossians 1:9, 10).
-Bob Jennings