“Family Devotions”

Evidently, Timothy grew up in a home where he learned the Scriptures during family devotions. Paul said to Timothy, “I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:15)

“In family devotions hearts that are drawn together at God’s feet every day cannot drift very far away from each other. The domestic frictions of the day are forgotten when all voices mingle in the same heavenly song. As the tender words of Scripture fall with their gracious counsels, all feeling of unkindness melts away. The family altar in the midst, wondrously hallows and sweetens the whole home.”

“Besides, the family altar puts new strength into every heart, comforts all sorrows, is a shield against temptation, smoothes out the wrinkles of care, inspires strength for burden-bearing, quickens every holy sentiment, and keeps the fires of devotion burning on every heart’s altar.”  ~ J. R. Miller

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