How would this motivate Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God” (v. 6)?
Many of us are familiar with the saying “Like father, like son”, or “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, which figuratively means the qualities, talents, traits or even hobbies of a child are similar to his or her parents’.
Billy Graham’s parents grew up in a family of believers, and they came to faith in the process. They, in turn, nurtured their children lovingly in the faith. Their devotion to Christ was evident; they inculcated prayer, Bible reading and faithful church attendance in the family. It was in this spiritual environment that Billy came to faith at the age of...