The service of God is nothing below the greatest of men.  It is so far from being a diminution and disparagement to princes and those of the first rank to be religious that it is their greatest honor and adds the brightest crown of glory to them. . .It is no abridgement of our liberty to bind ourselves with a bond to God. . .Joshua was a ruler, a judge in Israel, yet he did not make his necessary application to public affairs an excuse for the neglect of family religion.  Those who have the charge of many families, as magistrates and ministers, must take special care of their own (1 Timothy 3.4-5). – Matthew Henry (1662-1714), commenting on Joshua 24.15-28.

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