Just like Noah and his family looked ahead to the coming of Jesus, so it is that we look back upon that deliverance that Jesus brought about, putting full confidence in our salvation through our Lord’s work on the cross. And that faith that saves all God’s children is also a faith that stands in judgment upon the world of unbelievers.
Surrounded by increasingly ungodly influences, Enoch held firmly to the true God. He believed that life does not consist in the things of this world alone, but our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there. In the face of all peer pressure to give up the Lord and live for this world, Enoch instead – by God’s grace – walked with God. In other words, he lived by faith in his Savior, his greatest treasure.
Abel was commended as a righteous man. He believed that that promise seed of the woman would one day come into the world and deliver him from his sins and supply him with the righteousness that only God can give us through his Son, Jesus Christ. That was the impetus for Abel’s “fat portions” he brought to God. It was for no other reason than he knew by faith that he was delivered from his sin.