Reprinted from the August 2015 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine, this article reminds us that the responsibility to teach God’s Word lies at the feet of the parents.
There is an old saying, “The family that prays together, stays together.” No doubt this sentiment is more important these days than ever before. To this end, we at the Richmond Church of Christ in Richmond, Ky., have begun our “Family Devotional Week” program. The idea behind the concept is a simple one: make time at home to study God’s Word with your family.
Plenty of scriptures show the importance God puts on the study of His Word in our homes and lives (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:15). Obviously the young preacher Timothy had plenty of home study about the scriptures when you read Paul’s writing in 2 Timothy 1:5: “I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also” (NKJV). Timothy learned at the feet of this mother and grandmother. His “genuine faith” came as a result of the teachings of his family.