- Joe Norton
Continuing in Things Learned (5/9/2021)
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 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” (2 Timothy 3:14-15).
Set in the context of teaching how to be successful in overcoming false teachers, Paul reminds this young preacher Timothy that he must use what he knows—that is, the truth of the scriptures. This truth he was taught by his mother and his grandmother.
Paul here highlights the importance of a godly mother teaching her child the scriptures even from birth. Actually, such is the most important job a mother has in regard to her children.
To be effective as a teacher of the scriptures, a mother must be an example—that is, she must practice the principles taught therein. She must have a solid faith and a firm and stable character so that she can gain the respect of her children.
Mothers are special people who have special qualities that allow them to function in their role as they should. Godly mothers please the Father, and they deserve our respect and our honor.