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READ: 2 Timothy 3:14-17

childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, . . . able to make you wise for
salvation through faith. —2 Timothy 3:15

Each Christmas I give both of my daughters a “Mom box.” Each box contains
items to encourage them to be the best mothers they can be. It might have craft
books or special projects, devotional books or tapes geared toward young moms,
first-aid kits, recipes for cooking with kids—and often something personal like
bubble bath for a little pampering after a tough day of mothering! It’s become
a tradition that Rosemary and Tanya have looked forward to every year for the
last decade.

Encouraging our children to be good parents can begin even earlier. The best
way is to start equipping them with the Word of God while they are still young.

The apostle Paul wrote that “from childhood” Timothy had known “the Holy
Scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15). And 2 Timothy 1:5 mentions the “genuine faith” of
Timothy’s mother and grandmother. That faithful teaching and spiritual
influence helped to enable Timothy to be a godly man.

The Bible is our richest resource to help us raise children who will know
and love Jesus. Nothing is more essential than “the Holy Scriptures” to equip
them for all of life’s challenges.

What are you doing to make the next generation “wise for salvation through
faith”? (3:15). —Cindy
Hess Kasper

Parents, give your children guidance
And instruction from God’s Word;
Then with wisdom and compassion
Teach them how to love the Lord.  —Sper

The character of our children tomorrow depends on what
we put into their hearts today. 

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