“Yes, ma’am, I will,” he answered.
“Promise me,” she begged, “that you will read one chapter from the Bible each day.”
“I will,” he agreed.
That promise led to his coming to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Later, Robert Moffat went to Africa as a missionary where he labored for his Lord for forty-five years. He became famous as an educator, explorer, evangelist and translator of the Bible.
What better request can any mother ask of a child than to be faithful to read God’s Word. We are confronted from every direction with challenges to our faith, tempted by friends to engage in behaviors that cause self-destruction, and provided with endless opportunities that may destroy the plans God has for us.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul expressed a true sense of urgency and warning for him. He knew that people who believed in God would be misunderstood, challenged, tempted and ridiculed because of their faith. So Paul encouraged him to remain faithful to what he had been taught. Why? God’s Word is our only faithful guide.
Prayer: Father, parents have such a responsibility in raising their children. Grant them Your wisdom, always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Timothy 3:12-16 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,