I am Enosh

The name Enosh in the Bible means frail, mortal man.  Have you ever felt like this?  Do you ever feel frail or weak, like you could break at any second?  Or mortal, where you can’t help but notice your own physical limitations and sicknesses?  This is how I feel right now.  Frail and mortal.  It’s not a good feeling.  I’d rather be happy and dancing, like David in 2 Samuel 6:14, but that just isn’t my condition right now.  I am frail and mortal.  I am Enosh.

Genesis 4:26 says “And to Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh.  At that time men began to call upon the name of Jehovah.”

I have a Bible with thousands of footnotes and thousands of cross references.  It is fantastic.  You can get a free New Testament version by clicking here.  Anyway, because I’m so frail and mortal, all I can do today is just give you one of the footnotes from Genesis 4:26.

“The Hebrew word (for call upon the name of Jehovah) means to call out to, to cry unto, i.e., to cry out audibly.  Because men realized that their life was vanity and that they were frail and mortal, they spontaneously began to call upon the name of Jehovah, the eternal One.  Although they were vain and weak, by calling on the name of the Lord, they were made rich and strong, for they entered into the riches and strength of the One on whom they called.”

Isn’t that so good?  I don’t have to be strong to live the Christian life!  I can just call out to or call on the One who is strong and then enter into His strength!

In the New Testament Romans 10:12-13 confirm Genesis 4:26.

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all and rich to all who call upon Him; For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

One of the footnotes for verse 13 says “Calling on the name of the Lord is the secret not only to our salvation but also to our enjoyment of the Lord’s riches.  Beginning with Enosh, the third generation of mankind, and continuing all the way down to the New Testament believers, God’s chosen and redeemed ones enjoyed Christ’s redemption and salvation and all His riches by means of this secret.”

Wow.  Ever feel like you’re not enjoying God?  You know He’s amazing, but you just can’t seem to experience all of His riches?  GUILTY.  Right here.  Right now.  But I can say “O LORD JESUS!  Lord Jesus I love You!  O Lord Jesus I need You!”  That’s the secret to enjoying God!  Those simple little phrases give us access to all of the riches of God!  I don’t have the strength to pray long prayers.  I don’t have the will power to read the Bible.  I don’t have the desire to fellowship with other believers.  But I can call.  Even in our weak, frail, mortal condition God has provided a way for us to enjoy Him.  Hallelujah!  He really is so sweet.

Well, I would write more, but as I’ve mentioned, I don’t really feel up to it.  But here are some more verses if you’re interested in this topic.

Old Testament – Psa. 50:15, 88:9, 91:15; Zeph. 3:9; Jer. 29:12; Zech. 13:9; Isa. 12:3-4; Job 27:10.

New Testament – Acts 2:21, 9:14; 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Cor. 1:2.



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6 responses to “I am Enosh

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  3. andreasnest

    Reblogged this on Andrea's Nest and commented:
    Here’s a refreshing post from Ms. Hyland’s Class…

  4. Amen! If we think we are strong and don’t need to call on the name of the Lord we are not honest with ourselves and with the Lord. We really need to call on the name of the Lord, just like Enosh… So many times we realize we are weak, and it is then that we can call on the name of the Lord!

    Thank you for the reminder. Lord, remind us NOT to “stay and be complacent in our weakness” but call on Your name!

  5. Encouraging! Thank you so much for posting this, sometimes I get caught up in my check list and feel like I am not doing enough but just to be still in the Lord and talk to Him his a wonderful thing! Thanks for the reminder. The name Jesus has so much power!

  6. Calling on the Lord is divine and mysterious. It makes us different people, and the world around us a different place; it is the fountain of youth, a balm to the soul; it refreshes the mind, strengthens the will, give life to the mortal body; cause one to rise up, and makes the human life meaningful; brings us into God’s joy, softens our heart and our stiff neck; reminds of God’s eternal unchanging, just because He loves us, love; lightens are step, brings others to mind; makes us desire fellowship, helps find our misplaced Bible, leads to singing, makes a shower a time of prayer; leads to fist pumps, jumping, rejoicing; makes us designate a “private room”, a time of prayer, creates a Bible reading schedule, a time for the gospel; makes us wake up earlier, make us want to spend “more time” with Him, beings conversations with Him, gets us up in the morning, and puts us to sleep, turns the hearts of listeners , bring eternity to man’s mind, transforms our soul, strengthens our spirit, produces prophesying, pray reading, produces walking with God, a life with God, and many many other wonderful glorious and delightful things that make life so so meaningful; everyday, every moment FILLED with meaning, filled with God; filled with calling, at the top of our lungs, and into our pillow at night; realize the meaning of your human life by calling on the Lord.

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