What does it mean to walk with God?

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To walk with God means having a daily relationship with Him. After the fall, sin separated man from God (Isaiah 59:2). But, in His mercy, God removed that wall through Jesus and made it possible for man to restore the relationship with Him (John 3:16).

A person can build his relationship with God in the same way he builds his relationship with a friend. He talks to God and shares his joys, sorrows, and concerns. Then, he listens to God’s words of comfort, encouragement, and advice. Thus, he communicates with God in prayer and listens to His voice through studying the Scriptures.

Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). To abide in Christ means to hear his voice and live His life (Gal. 2:20). Salvation is conditional upon a person’s abiding in Christ.

The Bible tells us that “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). And after him, Noah the righteous also walked faithfully with God (Genesis 6:9). Noah’s life resembled that of Enoch who had been translated to heaven only 69 years before his birth (Amos 3:3). But that doesn’t mean that Noah was perfect by his own efforts but rather that he received victory over sin through his faith in God (Heb. 11:7).

As a person walks with God, Jesus will dwell in his heart and he will become a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). The believer’s thoughts will be so identified with God’s will that he may ask and have the confidence that God will hear him. “if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14). The believer will be actually walking in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16; Romans 8:4), not serving his flesh (Romans 13:14; Galatians 5:19-21), and will produce the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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