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Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

‘You share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice.’ 2 Timothy 1:5 NLT

The Bible paints various portraits of mothers and, while they weren’t perfect, each one tells a story. Moses’ mother broke the law to ensure his safety and teach him the faith of his people. Then there’s the mother who came before Solomon, prepared to give up her baby son rather than see him harmed. The mother of James and John loved them so much that she wanted them to sit on either side of Christ in His future kingdom. And Paul saw in Timothy a young man of sterling character because of the faith ‘that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice.’

The most significant thing we know about Timothy's mother is that her mum was a believer because, while faith can’t be ‘inherited’, it can be passed on through the influence of godly parents.

A little boy forgot his lines in the Sunday School play, so his mother leaned over and whispered, ‘I am the light of the world.’ The kid beamed, then with great feeling announced, ‘My mother is the light of the world!’

We hope that’s true for you—that your mum has the light of Jesus shining through her. If it is, thank God for her. And if it isn’t, pray God that one day it will be.

Chuck Swindoll says: ‘If you were blessed with a good mother you reap the benefits the rest of your life.’ This Mother’s Day, give God thanks for your mum and pray she becomes all God intended her to be.

SoulFood: Jonah 1:10–2:10, Matt 12:38–42

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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