God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 4: Legacy

For You From The Word

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. (2 Timothy 1:5, NIV)

For You To Think About

Pregnant women cannot know the legacy they leave in a child. But God does.

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Timothy is remembered in scripture as Paul’s protégée. Two letters, bearing his name, outlined Paul’s instruction to the younger man about spiritual leadership. Timothy went on to become one of Paul’s key partners in spreading the gospel. Tradition holds that he was the first bishop of Ephesus.

Yet Timothy’s induction into godly ways did not begin with Paul, but rather with a rich heritage of faith handed down to him by his mother and grandmother.

Lois, Timothy’s grandmother, was a devout Jew who instructed the boy in the Old Testament. Timothy’s mother Eunice was also Jewish but became a Christ-follower.

Paul credits Timothy’s “sincere faith” to the legacy handed down from Lois and Eunice.

Today we consider Timothy to be a great man of faith. Yet that faith began with two women who were instrumental in giving him life and teaching him God’s ways.

Mothers and grandmothers continue to imprint their children with faith – in the tradition of Lois and Eunice. Can there be any greater legacy?

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your specific promises to mothers. Allow mothers and grandmothers to understand the tremendous legacy they leave their children in faith. Let these women be strong in You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Devotionals that Celebrate Motherhood

God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 3: Provision

God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 2: Attention

God’s Promises to Mothers, Part 1: Protection

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