“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.”
The importance and value of family worship cannot be overemphasised in our nation today. The rate of juvenile delinquency and moral decadence our country is suffering today is due to poor or inconsistent family worship. Under the dispensation of law, the Lord commanded the Israelites to teach their children and their generations the commandment of God. That is the value of family worship.
You see, in every child, there is something that yields freely to the worship of God, and the child with the heritage of a godly home and teaching will be happy. Family worship is one of the oldest yet best ways to impact the knowledge of God in children and an avenue to answer some serious questions that might be agitating to children.
I have worked in an organisation where I could relate to children and their parents. The unfortunate thing I discovered was that one of the evils of this generation is that children rule their parents and not the other way around.
I will not end this piece without defining what family worship is all about. It is simply a worship that involves the father, mother and their entire household to worship the living God, pray to Him and study His Word.
Parents, how is family worship in your respective homes? Children, what parts are you playing to ensure your family worship takes place in your homes? Remember, family is the smallest unit of society; what you teach your children now will become their compass to life’s journey as they move on. “Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6.
Study Psalms 78:1-8; Deuteronomy 4:9-10.
- Dear Father, please forgive me for neglecting my family worship and not bringing my children up consistently in your way.
- Righteous Lord, please, give me the grace to put my children’s feet on the right path as we commence our family devotion.
- Lord, please heal every sick home that has lost the enthusiasm to gather to worship you; put a smile on their faces and comfort those bereaved. Amen.
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