Chapter 5 lays out the lineage of Adam. Because of the longevity of these people, we can assume that knowledge and cultural advancements were accelerated during this era. Of all of their accomplishments, the only thing God deemed worthy to receive mention in His word was their walk with Him. Notice God’s honorable mentions:
Gen. 4:26 “And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.”
Gen. 5:21-24 “And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”
V28-29; 6:8 “And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
LESSON - These men had a distinctive walk with God which separated them from their cultures. Seth pointed his generation to call upon God. Enoch experienced God’s favor like none before or after until Ezekiel. Noah found grace in God’s eyes and preached with boldness to his generation. Each of these men were deemed worthy by God to write about. We should each strive to be people worthy of God’s mention. That’s a life well lived!