Since our family just finished the book of 1 Timothy last night, I had a decision to make. I was thinking of either continuing on into 2 Timothy, or to begin going through the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I have decided to go through the Catechism with my family. And because of this, I do not see the need to write these daily devotions. My plan will be start with question 1 (What is the chief end or man?), have the kids look up the Bible references, and have discussion. I may combine some further depth by reading portions of the Confession as well. Blogging devotions about the Catechism would not be necessary for me because of the way my family is going to go through it. The questions and answers are sufficient to prompt conversation and engagement. If I were to write devotions, it would be only for the benefit of you the reader. Not that that is not important, but according to the stats I see, the number of readers of this blog is very minimal.
If you are a regular reader of this blog and have been using these devotions for leading your family; thank you! I would encourage you to go on the Monergism website and find the section of small books called “Pocket Puritans.” There you will find copies of the Shorter Catechism with Scripture Proofs. They are produced by Banner of Truth publications. They are very inexpensive so you can order one for each in your household.
I plan to continue blogging different thoughts and studies as I write them, but they will not be daily. So keep checking in from time to time and I hope you will find encouragement for your soul.
If you have questions or concerns, or just want further help in leading your family devotions, you can email me and I would be happy to help in any way that I can.
May the Lord be with you as you lead you family for the glory of God!