There was so much more I wanted to say today (Mother’s Day) about Timothy’s godly grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice (II Tim. 1:3-7).
However, time slipped away as I opened the subject of these wonderful saints who embraced God’s truth about Jesus and passed this truth down to young Timothy. Eunice took her calling as a mother very seriously and was diligent in teaching her son the Word of God, apparently, from the womb. (II Tim. 3:14-17). She surely taught him the importance of the Word, knowing that even in their world there would be the temptation for him to succumb to the idea of moral relativism, the belief that no global truth is right for everyone. In other words, ethical standards, morality, and positions of right and wrong are culturally based and therefore subject to a person’s individual choice. Ever heard it put this way before? “What’s right for you may not be what’s right for me!” Of course, you have. Such ideas were prevalent long before Timothy’s time. They even existed in the time of the Judges. (Judges 21:25)
The world, unfortunately then and now, rejected the fact that there are absolutes in the universe. So, Eunice was diligent to expose young Timothy to the truth of God, God’s absolutes, which became an anchor for his soul, one that would not change or move.
Is there such a thing as global truth? Are certain truths absolute? Or, do you feel right and wrong should be only culturally based?
Care to share?