Fear of God Devotional: The Family Worshiping Together

How does a father teach his family about the worship of God?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that it is vitally important to teach your children about the worship of God. If you honor and glorify God, you worship Him. Fathers ought to teach their children the importance of worshipping God as a family, at gatherings of the church, and privately.

Fathers ought to set an example for their children by prioritizing the study of God’s Word and prayer. The trajectory of a family often follows the father. As a father, do you faithfully read Scripture and pray with your family? Do you teach your children about how to prepare for, listen to, and respond to the sermon? Work or household tasks ought never to supersede the weighty responsibility fathers have to bring up their children in the “training and admonition of the Lord.”

Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV) – “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”