TEACHING OUR CHILDREN THE BIBLE
Jesse M. Hendley
II Timothy 3:14-17
In Second Timothy 3:14 to 17 we find a very precious
teaching from the Word of God. "But continue thou,"
Paul writes to Timothy, his young convert a young
preacher of the Gospel," in the things which thou hast
learned, and hast been assured of, knowing of whom
thou hast learned them. And that from a child thou
hast learned the holy Scriptures which are able to
make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is
in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration
from God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that
the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works."
Notice verse 15. "From a child."
Notice verse 17. "The man of God."
Paul talking about the same man! He was talking about
Timothy. Timothy was a man of God, a great preacher.
How did he get that way? Because he had a mother who
was a godly woman, who taught him from the time he
knew anything at all, THE HOLY WRITINGS, THE SACRED
SCRIPTURES, THE WORD OF GOD. Oh, my friends, what
greater heritage can a child have than a godly mother
who will teach him the Scriptures? Surely there is
nothing greater. "From a child thou hast known the
"That the man of God may be thoroughly furnished unto
all good works." Here is a man of God, once a child
taught by a godly mother the Holy Scriptures, making
him wise unto salvation in Christ, wise in the service
of his God. There is nothing more wonderful than a
godly mother teaching her child the sacred Scriptures.
There have been many godly mothers---some in the
Bible, some out of the Bible.
We read in Hebrews, chapter 11, that by faith, Moses,
when he was born, was hidden three months by his
parents because they saw that he was a proper child,
and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
There we have the FAITH OF PA ...
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