When preaching from Genesis 5:21-24 (with Hebrews 11:5f and Jude 14f), Spurgeon declared50 that "Enoch walked with God…. It must be to walk with God – by the figure of a father's taking his little son by the hand and walking forth with him….
"Enoch was a family man…. You cannot live as you like, if you have a lot of children about you. Do not tell me about keeping up [only] your [very own] hours of prayer and quiet reading of the Scriptures, if you have a large family of little ones…. 'Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters'…. Thus, you see, he was…a family man…. Yet he walked with God for more than three hundred years. There is no need to be a hermit or to renounce the married life in order to live near to God!"