Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Parent Traps (Part 29)
Thwarted: By Lois and Eunice
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.
1 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies... Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Proverbs 31:10,30-31 (NIV)*
If spiritually vibrant women have no spiritually rooted men, then I believe our Lord (if requested) will agree to guide them Personally. Only He knows every life affected by yesterday's women of character: virtuous ladies reflecting the Lord.
Lois and Eunice were two such mothers, as Paul, the great apostle, publicized. Because they shepherded young Timothy, a rising star in the new church of Christ.** While they were Jews who believed in Jesus, Timothy's Greek dad didn't share their faith.
So Timothy's grandmother and mother raised him to seek the higher things of God. With the Lord's help, they filled the no-man gap. Judging by Paul's ample commendation, Timothy was a priestly prodigy, paving the way for today's youth army.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Faithful moms are prayer warriors. With or without their own leading men, they fiercely follow God's Leading Man. No scoundrel (human or demonic), can bulldoze bold Bible ladies. They may appear perfectly proper, but when they're in The Spirit, look out!
All girls and women younger in faith should work to join these super ladies. Wayward children can't begin to stray, because they're being watched by keen eyes and God-fearing determination.
To enter their collaboration? Keep the Good Book open extra wide, find a church with straight-talking ladies and step into their prayer circle.
To Be Continued...
* The Wife of Noble Character: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=proverbs+31%3A10-31&version=NIV
** Short article: What should we learn from the life of Timothy?http://www.gotquestions.org/life-Timothy.html
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Parent Traps series.