In the two previous posts, we have considered what we know about Timothy from the biblical record. Seeing that the faithfulness of men and women of God serve as worthy examples to follow (Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:7; 2:1-12; 2 Thess. 3:9; 1 Tim. 4:12; Tit. 2:7; Heb. 11), what can we learn from Timothy that would be relevant to our lives today?
1. Despite a less-than-ideal home life, Timothy was molded by a godly influence from his youth. His Greek father was probably responsible for Timothy not being circumcised, yet his Jewish mother and grandmother ensured that Timothy learned the holy scriptures from childhood (Acts 16:1; 2 Tim. 1:5; 3:15).
2. Timothy’s noble character and faithfulness to the Lord were apparent to those who observed him (Acts 16:2; Phil. 2:22).