"It is to be read publicly in the congregation by those who are appointed for that purpose…. The reading of it publicly, as part of the worship performed in the church, is not only a testimony of the high esteem which we have for it – but will be of great use to those who through a sinful neglect to read it in families…will not allow themselves time to do so….
"The Word of God is to be read in our families. This duty is absolutely necessary for the propagating of religion in them. It is indeed shamefully neglected…. The neglect of it is one great reason of the ignorance and decay of piety in the rising generation, and is also contrary to God's command (Deuteronomy 6:6f) as well as the example of those who are highly commended for this practice. Thus, Abraham commended his children and his household after him that they should 'keep the way of the Lord' (Genesis 18:19). Psalm 78:3-5….