Daily Family Worship: Household Devotions Each Morning and Evening as a Chief Means of Church Revival

"Of course, family worship could be carried on without the actual reading of the written Bible – as was no doubt often necessary before the invention of the art of printing. But since in the providence of God the Word is available to all in printed form, it is obvious that family worship is greatly facilitated and also rendered more effective by the reading of the printed Bible."

The question is sometimes asked: 'Is the practice of family worship commanded in the Bible and if so where?' In the Blue Banner Faith and Life I:7 July-Sept. 1946 pp. 138f Vos answered: "The practice of family worship is Scriptural…. The family is a divine institution (Genesis 2:23-24) and as such is a moral person with a responsibility to God. The Christian family is a basic unit in the administration of the Covenant of Grace (Genesis 17:7; [18:17-19]; Acts 2:39; Ephesians 5:21 to 6:4; etc.). Therefore Christian families should practice family worship to acknowledge their responsibility, as families, to God, and to express their thanks to God as families, for the benefits of the Covenant of Grace and to seek His help as families in living up to their high calling and obligations under the Covenant of Grace."