1. A Godly woman raises children
God commends women for bringing up children in this passage and others, including Proverbs 31 and Titus 2. Paul praises Timothy’s mother and grandmother for the genuine faith they instil in Timothy.
Although in the world’s eyes motherhood might not be the most revered of positions, in God’s book it is HUGE. And it’s no surprise since Jesus showed His love for children often and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for of such is the Kingdom of heaven.”
It’s easy to think that becoming a great woman of God involves grand gestures – but that’s not God’s way. His way is often the most humble and unassuming.
Be assured, mama — the act of raising children, which is at times belittled in the eyes of society, is one of the godliest acts of service you can do. You change the world every day in the heart of your child.
As Patriarch Johnson wisely said, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
Even if you don’t have children of your own, there are plenty of ways you can be a role model and supporter in the lives of kids around you by simply taking time for them. Leading little children to Christ is definitely the greatest honour on earth!