A Noble Mother
Napoleon Bonaparte said “The future destiny of a child is the work of a mother”.
Eunice (Timothy’s mother)
Brought up and educated Timothy to become “A man who fears God”.
1He came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek. 2The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. 3Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. ~ Acts 16: 1-3
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
14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. ~ 2 Timothy 3: 14-15
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. ~ 2 Timothy 4:5
Lois (Timothy’s grandmother)
A woman full of faith.
Acts 16: 1-3, 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 3: 14-15, 2 Timothy 4:5
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
~ Proverbs 19:18
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
~ Proverbs 13:24
4.1 A kind mother (without wisdom) will spoil a child.
4.2 a) Manner
The greatest thing Eunice had done was that she bore Timothy, educated, taught, trained, disciplined and led him to become “A man who fears God”.
Lois valued the word of God, so she took every opportunity to teach her grandchild Timothy and lived her faith in practice.