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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday's Women of the Word -Lois and Eunice

When I first started "Wednesday's Woman of the Word", I planned to write it on the Tuesday night post which I usually do late at night.  However, for the past two weeks I've forgotten about doing it on Tuesday night. I decided to go ahead and do it tonight (Wednesday), though.  Learning about women in the Bible is important - no matter what day it is!

The apostle, Paul, wrote two letters to Timothy - the books of 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy.  Paul even refers to Timothy as "his beloved son" in 2 Timothy 1:2.  However Timothy really isn't Paul's son, but a younger brother in Christ.

Lois and Eunice are Timothy's grandmother and mother.  Paul mentions them briefly in 2 Timothy 1:5 (written below). Not much is said about these two women, but what is said about them actually says a whole lot.  Paul says in this one verse that Timothy's sincere faith was passed on to him by his grandmother and his mother.  Acts 16:1 says that Timothy's mother was a Jewess and believed (that is, believed in Jesus), but that his father was a Greek.

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." 

Timothy's grandmother and mother passed on a legacy to Timothy....a legacy that is more important than any other legacy there can be.  These to women of faith passed on their faith to their son and grandson.

What are you passing on to your children and grandchildren?  What is your legacy?

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