Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13
We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people [those who
are working in the kingdom] so that we may work together for the truth.
3 John 8
We have some of the finest homes in the world, but often use them little. We have well-equipped kitchens and beautiful dining areas, but often end up sitting in a very noisy place trying to visit, instead of around our own tables. Our extra bedrooms are luxurious, but sometimes seldom occupied.
Yes, we live in stressful times, but let’s not allow the stress of our times rob us of the joy of being hospitable.
Remember that time when Abraham was “sitting in the tent door” (Genesis 18:2) and those three men came by? Abraham “ran from the tent door to meet them,” asked if he could refresh them with “a morsel of bread.” Then Abraham “hurried into the tent and asked Sarah quickly to “make cakes.” Later one of those men turned out to be the LORD Himself, who had come to announce to Sarah that “this time next year” she would have a son.
What if Sarah had responded, “Abe, this is not at all a convenient time! Please give me a little more notice before inviting three unknowns for dinner!”
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers
for by so doing some people have sown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4:9
May the Lord help us to make our homes, our apartments, or even our dorm rooms and automobiles places of fellowship, prayer and joy!
For King Jesus and for His Kingdom!