Daily Fountain Devotional 23 March 2020 – Worthy Family Heritage
Topic: Worthy Family Heritage
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Message: Paul was a mentor to Timothy and a host of others whom he brought up in the Lord. The way he addressed Timothy as a beloved son, (v.2), true son(1 Tim. 1:2), my son(2 Tim. 2:1), showed a very deep affection that existed between a father and a son, though Paul was not his biological father. Paul was very proud of Timothy as his spiritual son. He poured his entire being into Timothy in order to replicate himself and Timothy never disappointed Paul’s confidence.
Paul commended the genuine faith deposited into Timothy and which was transmitted from his mother through the grandmother. This is a challenge to present day families. Psalm 78:1-6 talks about fathers teaching their children the commandments of the Lord which they will also teach their own children. This is the greatest heritage a father or mother can transfer to their children. Wealth is good but can be squandered after a parent dies but sound training of children with the word of God outlives everything.
Daily Fountain Devotional 23 March 2020 : Proverbs 22:6 enjoins parents to train up their children the way they should go so that when they grow they will not depart from it. This was seen in the life of Timothy. What legacy are you leaving for your children?
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, may I set a good example for my children to emulate
Daily Quote: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)