2 Timothy 3:15 NKJV - "And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."
Grandma Lois and Mother Eunice - Timothy's grandmother and mother respectively. Mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:5 where the Apostle Paul commends Timothy for having a "genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice..." Our Daily Verse shows the work these two women did in Timothy's life. Actually, verse 14 says, "But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned." What a blessing to have mothers who taught the Word of God and made sure their children had that education.
Moms, my encouragement to you is to spend time in the Scriptures yourself. Perhaps you already are because of your own heritage, having parents who also encouraged the same practice. As you learn from the Word, pass it on to your children. But remember, your children will more readily follow your example than they will your advice. In other words, "practice what you preach."
Let these two women, Lois and Eunice serve as good role models for you to follow. And let your influence on your kids be the role model they will pass on to their children.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.