What We Remember – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:3-7
Key Verse: 2 Timothy 1:5
I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Continuing from yesterday’s devotional, let’s look at the Apostle Paul’s memory of Timothy’s upbringing. In our printed key verse Paul writes that he remembers the faith that lived in Timothy’s grandmother, Lois. Paul recounts the spiritual stability of Timothy’s mom, Eunice. What did these ladies do to make Paul have these memories? What characteristics were present in their homes that made their faith so evident? It would be interesting to know what activities or routines they practiced that so impacted Timothy and Paul in turn!
We don’t have details on what Lois and Eunice did to create the memories that lingered in Timothy and Paul. However, whatever they did, it did impact the next generation in a great way! I hope this discussion leads you to ask what memories you are creating in your home. What routines have you demanded that relate to spiritual development?
Let me say, I am deeply grateful for the routines that my parents demanded that I’ll never forget from my childhood; they have served me well. However, I remember not liking most of them at the time! I was a child and wanted to play, not pray! Just because your child isn’t enjoying an activity doesn’t mean it’s not important for them to experience it! (Continued)
Father, I need strength to push through my children’s resistance to spiritual input. Help me to see the bigger picture of their future. In Jesus’ name, amen.