In II Timothy 3:15, Paul wrote, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” How was it that Timothy was able to know the scriptures from the time he was a child? No doubt he had been taught by his grandmother, Lois, and mother, Eunice.
What great influence these two women had on Timothy! No doubt Timothy, being taught the scriptures from a very young age, could not look back and remember a time when he had not heard about God!
Paul’s words to Timothy still serve as an important reminder for all parents today. Children, when they grow older, should never be able to look back and remember a time when they were not taught about God. A time when they were not present at every worship service and every Bible class! A time when they did not pray daily! A time when their parents did not study the scriptures and teach them to their children!
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)