"Our thoughts should be wholly and intensely taken up with the subject of it…. The Word of God is to be read with fervent prayer. 'If any man lack wisdom,' says the Apostle, 'let him ask of God Who giveth to all men liberally' [James 1:5]…. There are many things in His Word which are hard to be understood…. We ought to say, whenever we take the Scriptures into our hands, as the Psalmist [119:18] does – 'Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy Law!'"
Rev. Prof. J.G. Vos commented in his Blue Banner Faith and Life (Oct. 17th 1948 pp. 151f): "We believe that the Word of God is to be read in the family circle. As the family is the basic unit of human society, so too the family is the basic unit in God's Covenant of Grace. It is through the Christian family that the body of God's covenant people is perpetuated from generation to generation. Parents together with their children are participants in this Covenant…. Therefore the Christian family is a covenant institution, and has covenant obligations as well as covenant promises and covenant blessings, among which is the obligation to maintain family worship.