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Thursday, July 17, 2014

L is for Lois (Women of the Bible)

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L is for Lois.

Scripture Reference:

2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV)
I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

Meaning of Name:

Agreeable or desirable

Family Connections:

The mother of Eunice, and grandmother of Timothy.

Interesting Facts About Lois:

  • Lois was a devout Jewess who came to faith in Christ.
  • Lois faithfully instructed her daughter (Eunice) and grandson (Timothy) in Old Testament Scriptures.
  • Lois was respected by the apostle Paul as a woman of virtue and piety.
  • Lois is commended by the apostle Paul for her sincere faith in Christ which she passed on to her daughter, Eunice, and to her grandson, Timothy.

What We Can Learn from Lois:

  • Walk faithfully in the ministry of motherhood.
  • Walk faithfully in our lives as believers to be living testimonies to our children.
  • Share our faith in Christ with our children as instructed by Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
  • Encourage our children to feast on the Word of God.
  • Encourage our children to fellowship with God in prayer.
  • Speak to our children about the power of prayer in a believer's life.
  • Pray for the salvation of the souls of our children realizing that the seeds of faith we plant in them must be watered with our prayers that those seeds will take root.
  • Trust in the God of all grace that the seeds we plant will take root in our children's hearts and will blossom for His glory.

Lois' faithfulness to live out her faith in Christ in front of her children and grandchildren reminds me of my wonderful Grandma Matthews, and the legacy of her life. My parents divorced when I was a young child. I have fond childhood memories of visiting my Grandma Matthews during weekend visits with my Daddy. He would always let me and my twin sister stay overnight with Grandma on Saturday nights so we could go to church with her in the morning. Grandma would buy us pretty dresses, shoes, and little matching purses that we would wear to church on Sunday. I remember waking up on Sunday mornings and finding Grandma sitting at her kitchen table with her Bible opened and her reading it. I remember sitting in Sunday School class at a wooden table with wooden chairs hearing Bible stories. I remember being in church service sitting next to Grandma listening to the Pastor's sermon. I remember memorizing Bible verses for the Christmas pageant. Such wonderful memories of seeds that my Grandma Matthews planted in my young life. Seeds that took root no doubt because of her faithful prayers. This is the kind of legacy I want to leave for my children and my future grandchildren.

Grandma's prayers

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  1. Lovely post! I have precious memories of my mom's mother. She was such an example of grace and patient endurance through much physical suffering. No matter what was going on, she always had time for me. I always knew I was loved.

  2. Lois is one of my favorite women of the Bible. She is such an inspiration of one who was faithful, very likely without much support from those in the community surrounding her. Paul held her up for us to see her light. Her legacy is one I would be proud to leave to my children. Thank you for sharing this series. I am enjoying it tremendously. - Lori H

    1. I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying this series Lori! Blessings! :)

  3. I love learning more about Lois - thanks for posting this! I hope someday my grandkids will know of my faith!

    1. I hope the same too with my grandkids, Lisa! God bless! :)

  4. I love your list of "what we can learn". It is a great that I want to make a part of my daily prayer list. Thanks for your encouraging words!

    1. Thankful that you were encouraged Erica! :)