Read This Week: Genesis 5

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image, and he named him Seth. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years. – Genesis 5:1-5 NIV

So much is made about the likeness and image of God in the first four chapters of Genesis, and rightly so. It is crucial to understand how God fashioned and made us and how He imparted his essence to us as created beings. We must comprehend that we have inherent worth and significance as individuals and as a collective people simply because we are image-bearers of the Creator. Being created by God is more than enough to ascribe value and importance to us. His meticulous craftsmanship and forethought involved in our design impute an eternal worth and preciousness to us that…

It is equally critical to understand that the image of God woven into the formation of human beings was not lost in the fall. The sin that marred the perfect situation for human beings and established a separation between us and God did not ultimately change the fact that we are still made in His image and represent his most prized creation. Verse 1 of chapter 5 reiterates this when it says God created mankind, and he made them in the likeness of God. This assertion comes after the fall of man, indicating that even though we are not perfect and are in need of a Savior, we are still formed in His likeness.

Verse 3 makes it clear that even after sin greatly affected his family, Adam had a son in his own likeness, in his own image, and he named him Seth. Adam’s image was still in the likeness of God, and it was passed down to his descendants despite their brokenness, just as it is passed down to us. The disobedience of the fall and subsequent sinful, treacherous, and violent acts did not overtake or put an end to God’s image in the world.

In fact, there were people on earth like Enoch (v. 21-24) who walked faithfully with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters (v.22). Enoch was a reflection of God’s image to the world along with his family. He brought glory to the Lord with his lifestyle, decisions, and behavior over a very long period of time. This chapter tells us that Enoch lived a total of 365 years and was so close to God as an image-bearer that he was no more because God took him away (v.24). He was so faithful in his relationship with God that he didn’t even die. The Lord just ushered him into heaven one day without dying. 

It has been said that Enoch’s obituary would have gone something like this: Enoch passed away, or so we think because he just wasn’t here one day. His family survives him and what can be said for his life is that he was a man of faith who walked with and pleased God. There are no funeral arrangements. Hebrews 11:5 says, by faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” Before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. May we all have such an obituary and legacy.

Even after sin entered the world and wrecked God’s original intent, His image is still seen in human beings. His presence and mark on us are still evident today. Through Christ and the Holy Spirit, we can be like Enoch and live as a reflection of the Father’s heart amid rampant evil. We can reflect his goodness, love, mercy, and kindness. We can reflect His desire to see people know Him and carry the good news to others. We can live in such a way that those we encounter are attracted to God because we are a reflection of His glory.


  1. Trina on August 18, 2023 at 10:31 am

    Genesis Chapter 5 Verse 22
    Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.

    Genesis Chapter 5 Verse 23
    So all the days of Enoch were 365 years.

    Genesis Chapter 5 Verse 24
    And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

    ~Faithful Walk~

    God Is Saying To Me:
    In the beginning, Enoch walked with me in faith. He did not have to suffer the pains of death because I took him as my own good and faithful servant. He was a Godly man, that trusted wholeheartedly in me. and his life was an example of my righteousness to spare him from mortal death. He was approved by me and his steadfast love, commitment and fellowship was a prayerful one. In a world of sin, Enoch maintained an intimate relationship with me, walked with me and was faithful to me.

    What This Means To Me:
    Father God wants an intimate relationship with all of us. He desires for us to trust Him, pray to Him, go to Him with every burden and request. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. We are no different than Enoch was as it relates to trusting by faith in God, by the Holy Spirit of communion and saving grace of Jesus Christ. May we all focus the eyes of our hearts on God and maintain a pleasing and faithful walk to glorify Father God. Thank you Father God for having a forgiving heart and spirit so that we can walk by faith with you!

  2. Alma on August 18, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    This week in Genesis chapter 5 I got a song

    His image
    We are blessed, blessed blessed we were made from the love of God, made in his image our Lord lived and seen the good and the bad died on the cross so we could be forgiven for our sins, so let’s stand with the Lord Sharing his word bringing people together Sharing , his love our Lord is all about love faith hope he is our teacher, our comfort are love of our life. We are blessed, blessed blessed we were made in the image of God. Amen.

    We all come from our Lord he died for our sins so we could be forgiven. He is an awesome God who only wants the best for me and you. He’s always working always working even when we’re sleeping. It’s about putting him in the middle of everything.

  3. reachchurch on August 20, 2023 at 12:26 pm

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  4. Heidi on August 22, 2023 at 8:26 am

    Genesis 22: Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God three hundred years after the birth of Methuselah and had other sons and daughters.

    God is Faithful
    We can live a life of being faithful too!

    God knows our hearts He knows who wants to walk with Him, do you know your heart ❤️

    God was saying to me
    It’s all about your heart ❤️
    It’s all about family
    When you walk with Me, serve Me, help others you will be blessed with My Joy and peace!
    You bless My heart when you love to walk with Me talk to Me and listen to Me.
    Continue to walk with Me and guard your Heart you will be blessed love you My daughter

    What this means to me is Enoch is a go example of walking in habitual fellowship with Father God.
    When your heart is in love with God all you want to do is please Him and bless Him because deep down inside I know My Father God, I know all He does for Me, I am blessed to be His girl, I want to get better and better at serving Him with my whole heart❤️

    Thank you Father God that I get to walk with you all the days of my life and forever and ever
    Thank you For Jesus He is the best role model and thank you for Your Holy Spirit that helps me too
    Love you all so much

  5. Javaid Ahmed on August 23, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Genesis 5
    God impressed Verse 27 upon me.

    27 So Methuselah lived 969 years, and he died.

    What God wanted me to hear on this is:

    “Imagine living on earth for almost 1000 years. Would you appreciate it the same way you do now? The patriarchs had put in the work so you did not have to. You are here to enjoy life, learn from it and grow spiritually. I want you here with Me eternally.”

    Those before us have paid the time and given us the opportunity to be with God sooner with a more meaningful life. We can truly cherish every moment we have with God here on earth.

  6. Kathy on September 2, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    In this chapter you learn about how you were created, about the origins of sin and it’s fallout, and how to best relate to Me, through obedience and trust. You see how I still use flawed people. Enoch’s faith enabled him to please Me. Enoch wanted others to know Me, to walk with Me, and miss the coming judgement. You are all sons and daughters of Adam, born fallen even as Adam was fallen. Enoch walked with Me, which speaks of a true deep relationship. Walking with Me, means walking by faith, walking with Me, and walking in agreement with Me. You are image bearers of Me. You can reflect My desire to see people know Me, and carry the good news to others. Walk and talk with Me, and listen to Me.

    What this said to me was even though I am flawed, God can still use me. I am His image bearer, and He wants me to walk closely with Him. He wants me to share my faith with others, and bring others to Him.

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