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


                                                          13 Westminster Larger Catechism, in Sub. Stand., Q. & A. 17. 14 Q. & A. 20. 15 Westminster Confession of Faith, in Sub. Stand., chs. 19-21. 16 19:3,6. 17 19:1.



Now the Confession explains18 about Adam that "this Law, after his fall, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness." As such, it "was delivered by God upon Mount Sinai in Ten Commandments and written in two tables – the first four commandments containing our duty towards God, and the other six our duty to man. James 1:25; 2:8-12; Romans 13:8f; Deuteronomy 5:32; 10:4; Exodus 34:1; Matthew 22:37-40." Next,19 the Confession insists that this "Moral Law doth for ever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the obedience thereof…, also in respect of the authority of God the Creator Who gave it. Neither doth Christ in the gospel any way dissolve but much strengthen this obligation. Ephesians 6:2; First John 2:38; Matthew 5:17-19; Romans 3:31." Indeed, the Confession then goes on to explain20 about the Decalogue that the Christian should now "sweetly comply with it; the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling the will of man to do that freely and cheerfully which the will of God revealed in the Law requireth to be done…. Galatians 3:21; Ezekiel 36:27; Hebrews 8:10; Jeremiah 33:33." See Second Corinthians 3:18. On the above basis, the Confession next goes on21 to point out that "prayer with thanksgiving…is by God required of all men…. Philippians 4:6 & Psalm 65:2." Hence, it insists22 that "God is to be worshipped everywhere…in private families daily…. Malachi 1:11; First Timothy 2:8; Jeremiah 10:25; Deuteronomy 6:6f; Job 1:5; Second Samuel 6:18-20; First Peter 3:7; Acts 10:2; Matthew 6:11" etc.