Who is Enosh?
Luke 3 v 38 “the son of Enosh”
Genesis 4: 26 “Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on[i] the name of the Lord.”
The grandson of Adam lives in a time when people are beginning to pray to the Lord..
He is named ‘mortal’ perhaps because Seth realised that as the replacement brother of Cain who had killed Abel (4:25) life was indeed very fragile. His name also means ‘people’ and could be referring to the great increase of the population.
The devastation of Cain killing Abel was felt deeply in that the Cainites turned their back on the Lord. But the Sethites, those people like Enosh, despite the turbulence of their world and the increasing sinfulness as the population also increased, they called on the name of the Lord.
Never let a day go by without calling on the Name!
The Apostle Paul quotes Joel 3 in Romans 10:12-16
As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Let us pray that this Easter weekend Christians everywhere will have beautiful feet, bringing good news of Jesus Christ and that many more new people will begin to call on the name of the Lord and be saved!
Light of the World
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes
Let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of life spent with You
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether wonderful to me
King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came to the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor
I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross.
Call upon the name of The Lord and be saved