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Family Worship

by Jerry Jenkins

It is important for families to worship together. The God who created each and ordained marriage knew the importance of family worship. To a woman who had miserably failed in her family life, Jesus said, "The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him" (John 4:23).

The Father does not need our worship to be a better being. One cannot improve on perfection, but the Father knew each of us needed to worship. The old adage, "A family that prays together stays together," is true. One just does not find those (both husband and wife) that are truly committed and serving God in the divorce courts.

Families should worship for three major reasons: (1) God commands it (Hebrews 10:25); (2) it helps us influence one another (Matthew 5:15); and (3) it enhances our spiritual and marital lives (Romans 12:1-2).

No family can be completely balanced when there is a major spoke left out of their wheel. Families are to grow physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually (Luke 2:52). The family that does not worship is missing at least a quarter of this designed growth.

Do you want to offer a major blessing to your family? Here is a simple yet life-changing answer: Begin this week to worship God! We hope to see you at worship this week.