And Man Multiplied
There were many men whose stories are told in the Bible, all interesting and amazing to hear, as the Glory of God is revealed to us. And as each one lived and died, the world was brought one point closer to the fullness of time when Christ should appear. Since man was incapable of perfection and always fell short of the Glory of God, then the Grace of God would offer him the opportunity to return to God.
But let's follow the story from Adam to Christ through Adam's son Seth, born to Adam (Genesis 6:3) in his own likeness, according to his image (finite man). It is through Seth that we are concerned with relation to God and His plan. We will learn of all those men of God who were used most significantly by God to bring us to Christ. And as man multiplied, so also sin multiplied among those who chose to ignore God and pushed Him out of their lives. Since God could not remain in the presence of sin, God evidently did not commune with man as he had done before, and the gap between God and the world became ever greater.
Adam was 130 years old when his son, Seth, was born. Seth then had a son, and named him Enos. The Bible tells us that then men began to call on the name of the Lord. To call on the name of the Lord was to accuse oneself and cry out to God to seek His favor.
(Genesis 4:26 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.)
A generation was many years, because then man lived a long time. Seven generations passed and Enoch was born. And Enoch did not just call on the name of the Lord, but he walked with God. To walk with God was to stay with Him continually and worship and obey His will. When Enoch grew old he did not die, but was "taken" by God.
(Genesis 5:24 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.)