But What If … ?


Doing Family Worship Right

Key Bible Verse: But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. (Psalm 5:11)

Dig Deeper: Psalm 5

[Your family’s particular situation may] prompt questions about the feasibility of family worship. You are not alone in the circumstances that make family worship difficult, nor are you alone in experiencing its delights. We tend to think that we have unique problems and our flesh wants to excuse us from family worship on the false ground that our situation is an exception.

I’ve known students who worked night shifts who were married to spouses who had daytime jobs. Even in that difficult situation, they managed to snatch a few moments – almost in passing at the front door – to worship together. Their discipline to worship together surely strengthened their union when so many other things seemed bent on weakening it.

The blessings of family worship are too dangerous for Satan to let pass unopposed. Nevertheless, we must stand on this bedrock truth: God deserves to be worshiped daily in our homes by our families. And for that reason, start today.

– Donald Whitney in Family Worship

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