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How does it fare with your family?

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Treasury of David

“I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with a blameless heart.” Psalm 101:2

Piety must begin at home. Our first duties are those within our own abode. We must have a blameless heart at home, or we cannot keep a blameless way abroad. Notice that these words are a part of a song. There is no music like the harmony of a gracious life, no psalm so sweet as the daily practice of holiness.

Reader, how does it fare with your family? Do you sing in the choir, and sin in the chamber? Are you a saint abroad, and a devil at home? For shame!

What we are at home, that we are indeed!

He cannot be a true saint whose habitation is a scene of strife, and whose household dreads his appearance at the fireside.

by Charles Spurgeon

Devils in their homes!

Thomas Brooksby Thomas Brooks

“A Cabinet of Choice Jewels” 1669

A true Christian will endeavor to obey God in home duties. He will not only attend church, and pray, and read Scripture, and meditate, and fast–but he will labor to be godly in domestic relationships.

Remember this forever: What a man is at home–that he is in reality before God. Many make a great profession, and have great abilities and gifts, and can discourse well on any pious subject–whose homes are not little Heavens, but little Hells! Some are very much like . . . angels in public, saints in the church, and devils in their homes!

Domestic graces and duties better demonstrate true piety and godliness, than public or general duties do. For pride, reputation, love of praise, and a hundred other carnal ulterior motives–may cause a man to shine in the general duties of religion. But it argues both heart-sincerity and strength of grace, to be diligent and conscientious in the discharge of domestic duties.

This is the true reason why the apostles in their epistles so frequently, so earnestly, and so strongly, by variety of motives–press Christians to the performance of their home duties.

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20

by Thomas Brooks