2 Timothy 3:15 (NLT)
15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
Timothy didn’t just coincidentally pop into Paul’s presence. And his heart didn’t just happen to be open and sensitive to spiritual things. He was the product of a legacy. Timothy’s “sincere faith” had been cultivated by his mother and grandmother who taught him.
Paul’s implied admonition was for Timothy to never lose sight of the legacy he had received . . . and must pass on. We benefit from those who have gone before us so it is up to us to keep the fire flaming and add into so to pass on in future generation.
Sometimes we think we don’t benefit much from our parents or the past generations because they don’t understand the world today, that they don’t know how the world works. But do not discount the legacy of your own life. Our parents, grandparents are part of our legacy. They have marked you, encouraged you, and provided roots for you which have helped you become the person you are today. Do not fail to do the same for your children and even grandchildren!