Fear of God Devotional: Family Worship – Advice For Busy Fathers

How should a busy father prepare for family worship?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that while fathers often find themselves busy, they should not use that as an excuse for neglecting times of family worship. Instead, he suggests two areas that fathers should focus on to help them better prepare for family worship. First, they ought to be prayerful men who are in frequent communion with God. In addition, fathers should be widely read in all kinds of spiritual and practical matters.

He explains that being well-read and well-versed about their children’s needs will allow fathers to be more effective at leading family worship. Ideally, the father will also get up and read over the chapter beforehand and check a commentary or two. Though the life of a father is often busy, he must always prioritize leading his family in the discussion of God’s Word.

2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) – “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”