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

Moreover, explained Owen, this is "a most effectual help and assistance unto the principle of that natural worship – strengthening the habit of it, and exciting it unto all suitable actings unto its increase and growth." For "all men saw by nature…that God…was constantly and solemnly to be worshipped…not only by individual persons but by societies together…so [that] they might own and honour Him Whom they took for their God.” This is why, continued Owen,27 “the apostle convinces and dis[ap]proves…men acting against the light of nature and principles of reason. Romans 1:20-21…. The end wherefore God granted His Word" – even to Adam and his household in terms of 'natural worship' before the fall – was that "it might be instructed in his mind and will, as to what concerns the worship and obedience that He requireth of us and which is accepted with Him.