5 Reasons You Should Prioritize Family Worship

Donald Whitney | March 7, 2016


LightstockJust about everyone I know feels overwhelmed. Most are busier than they’ve ever been before, especially if they have children at home.

Pair that with my observation that most Christians I know would affirm that family worship—if they’re familiar with it—would probably be a worthwhile practice if they were to make time for it.

If these things are true for you, then my prayer is to persuade you, despite the many demands on your schedule, to make a priority of family worship. And I hope to persuade you regardless of your family’s size—even if you’ve never had kids or no longer have them in your home—by means of the following five reasons. 

1. God deserves to be worshiped in our homes by our families.

This is the Bible’s teaching. While there’s no direct command regarding family worship, it’s implied throughout. When Isaac asked his father Abraham, “Where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” (Gen. 22:7), he knew something was missing in the worship because Abraham had led Isaac and the rest of the family in worship before.

Moreover, after any of Job’s grown children held a feast, he’d send for them and offer a burnt offering of worship in their presence. “Thus Job did continually,” we read (Job 1:5).


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