I chose him, and he will instruct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He promised him.
— Genesis 18:19, MEV
Your home should be a blessed sanctuary where God can come in, and where his holy angels can minister unto you.
The whole family of heaven is interested in the families here below; and how thankful we should be for this interest manifested for us day and night.
Words spoken in our homes which are impatient and unkind, angels hear... Impatience brings the enemy of God and man into your family, and drives out the angels of God.
Fathers and mothers, I beseech you, for Christ’s sake, to be kind, tender, and patient in your homes. Then light and sunshine will enter your homes, and you will feel that bright beams from the Sun of Righteousness are indeed shining into your hearts.
If fathers and mothers want their children to be Christlike in disposition, they must set them the example.
When things go crossways at your homes, strike up a song about the matchless charms of the Son of God, and I tell you, when you touch this strain, Satan will leave you.
You can drive out the enemy with his gloom; his dark shadow will be swept from your pathway by praising God, and you can see, O, so much clearer, the love and compassion of your Heavenly Father.
There are those who profess the truth who neglect family prayer. But how can you venture to go to your labor without committing the care of your souls to your Heavenly Father? You should show that you trust in him. You should consecrate your families to God before you leave your homes.
Every prayer that you offer up to God in faith, will surely be respected and answered by your Heavenly Father.
— The Review and Herald, August 5, 1890
When things go crossways, strike up a song about the matchless charms of the Son of God and Satan will leave you.
Drive out the enemy with his gloom by praising God.
As you go to your labor, commit the care of your soul to your Heavenly Father.
Consecrate your family to God before you leave your home.