Early in the Bible we read a number of accounts of men walking with God. In Genesis 6 Noah is called a “righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God”. Now I don’t know about you, but reading that can be a little discouraging! I am trying to be righteous, but I am definitely not blameless and don’t think I have ever walked with God. But, say we interpret “walk with God” symbolically. What does that mean?
Walking, as referred to in the Bible, is often meant to represent a state of mind, instead of the physical act of putting one foot in front of another. In verses where walking is mentioned, it can sometimes be interpreted that walking with God means understanding Him, loving Him, and trying to be like Him.
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? (Amos 3:3 NKJV)
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. (Psalm 119:1 NIV)
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20 NIV)
These three verses are teaching a very similar lesson: in order to walk with God, we must seek His wisdom and always try to align our lives with his teachings.
One Facebook follower responded to our question by saying this:
“To me [walking with God] means an ongoing conversation, as we journey toward the same destination.”
Isn’t that amazing?! We love picturing this in our mind. God is working on us and we are working toward Him as we try and reach heaven to be with him!
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