“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you, and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Greetings fellow sojourners!
I heard it said once that your love for Jesus would be demonstrated by how much you love the Word as Jesus Himself is the Word made flesh (John 1:14). How much you love the Word may be evaluated by how much time you speed reading the Book and how much of your life
Timothy’s mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois had sincere faith and according to Paul, they passed down their faith to Timothy (1 Timothy 1:5). He credits these faithful women with carefully teaching Timothy Scripture and doctrine (1 Timothy 3:14-15) which lead to his conversion. They desired to study, understand, and apply Scripture to their life which enabled them to be impactful in their sphere of influence.
Paul states that “All Scripture is inspired by God, and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, and for training in righteousness” and he expresses this while crediting Eunice and Lois with the outstanding job of equipping Timothy. Motivated by the love of the Word, these women taught Timothy Truth regarding the entire Word and were not influenced by a self-seeking heart. Therefore, their actions had a significant impact on Timothy and Paul.
We were created to be an influence for Christ and we do that when our lives display Christian living in response to the gospel. Thank you, Lord, for the example of high regard and love for the Word given by Eunice and Lois. You have given me the ability to be profoundly influential and I desire to correctly handle the Scriptures in order to make a significant impact for Christ in the generation You have placed me. Thank you for Your Word and the examples of godly lives.
In His grace,