Doth not Christianity teach, that masters of families should devote their families unto God, consecrate them for his service, go before them, for this end, in a good example; and call them together for concurring in the more solemn service of God, that all of them together might offer themselves unto God, and to his service, and for this end seek his counsel and advice, his blessing and acceptance, his helping and leading hand, that they may serve him acceptably, in all holiness and fear, and walk before him in his fear and love? What else is imported by the Lord’s appointing his people under the law, to dedicate their houses, Deut. 20.5. According to which we have David’s Prayer at the dedication of his house. Psalm 30.
~ John Brown of Wamphray