Doing Family DevotionsJanuary 15, 2007
Well its Monday, and for me, a welcome day off. But as far as family is concerned, there are no days off. In terms of bringing up our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, no holidays. This is a priveledged yet difficult task for fathers. And I for one have much to learn.
Below you can read an article I’m taking time to ponder today courtesy of Irish Calvinist. Use it to reflect on how well you are being a pastor at home.
“Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
The Scripture is pretty clear on the fact that we have a responsibility to be training our children in the truth. Christian fathers in particular have a responsibility to be leading and training their families in the Revelation of God.
Many men struggle in the area of family devotions. It is kind of like evangelism, we know we have to do it but it is the doing it that is the problem.
Because I have echoed the Scriptures command for you and me to act like men and because some folks have requested that I talk about it, this is a quick guide to doing family devotions.
What follows is not an exhaustive how-to manual but rather some things that we do in trying to “teach them diligently” (Duet. 6.4) as God has commanded. Most of these things are things that we do, I am not saying that everyone has to do them, but rather supply suggestions in effort to be helpful.“
Read the rest of the article here.