Friday, February 7, 2014

Sucking in Godliness at the Breast

Commenting on 2 Tim. 1:5 and the inducements Paul puts before Timothy to urge him to press on in the faith, Calvin says this of Timothy's grandmother Lois and mother Eunice:

"By [them] he was reared in his infancy in such a way that he could suck in godliness along with his mother's milk."

—John Calvin, The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians and the Epistles to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon (eds., Torrance, David W., and Torrance, Thomas F; trans. Smail, T. A.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996), 292.

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