We have been looking at the fine little publication by Donald Whitney on Family Worship (Crossway, 2016). Though brief, the book covers the basic principles and practice (as well as the history) of proper family worship. And though Whitney, being Baptist, does not take the same view of children that we Reformed folk do (children of believers belong to the covenant and kingdom of God!), the book is profitable for all Christians and all Christian homes.
Back in January, Crossway featured a guest post by Whitney on his book, in which he set down five reasons we ought to make family worship a priority. Today we highlight that post, giving you an excerpt from his introduction and the link to the rest of it, including those five reasons.
It’s Worth It
Just about everyone I know feels overwhelmed, and most are busier than they’ve ever been, especially if they have children at home.
Pair that with my observation that most Christians I know would affirm that family worship—if they are familiar with it—would probably be a worthwhile practice if they were to make the time for it.
If these things are true for you, then my prayer is that this article will persuade you, despite the many demands on your schedule, to make a priority of family worship.
And I hope to persuade you—regardless of the size of your family, and even if you’ve never had children, or no longer have children in your home—by means of the following five reasons.
This is a guest post by Donald S. Whitney, author of Family Worship. Sign up for a free, 5-day email course on leading family worship at crossway.org/FamilyWorship101.