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I am 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

Read: 2 Timothy 1:5
Listen: 2 Timothy 1

Timothy is already well-grounded in the faith when he meets Paul. Paul notes later in this letter that Timothy has been taught the Scriptures “from infancy” (2 Timothy 3:15). Timothy is nurtured in God’s Word and ways by his mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, from the earliest moments of his life. Through Timothy, the spiritual heritage of these women paints the pages of Scripture and has left a lasting mark on church history.

Lois and Eunice’s examples reveal the importance of spiritual formation in the home and from one generation to another. God has given us the responsibility of leaving a legacy in the hearts and lives of our children and grandchildren. As parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends live godly lives and share how to follow Jesus, the next generation can grow to follow him, too. The way of Jesus is both caught by example and taught through intentional conversations, church attendance and mentoring those in our home, family, or sphere of influence.

TODAY: Spend time journaling about who you can spiritually invest in from the next generation. This may include your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighborhood kids. Write their names down. Pray over them and ask God for wisdom. Then, take steps to invest in their spiritual development.


Read Exodus 20. Highlight anything that points to Jesus. Note Moses’s growing role as a mediator between the people and God.