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Hospitality

Hi there. I was reading my bible and I thought this commentary found in the Life Application Bible on Romans 12 vs 13 was worth sharing.

Romans 12 vs 13: When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. (NLT)

Christian hospitality differs from social entertaining. Entertaining focuses on the host: the home must be spotless; the food must be well prepared and abundant; the host must appear relaxed and be good-natured. Hospitality, by contrast, focuses on the guests. Their needs-whether for a place to stay, nourishing food, a listening ear or acceptance-are the primary concern. Hospitality can happen in a messy home. It can happen around a dinner table where the main dish is canned soup. It can even happen while the host and the guest are doing chores together.

Don’t hesitate to offer hospitality just because you think are too tired, too busy or not wealthy enough to entertain. The blessings that result are yours, too.

Goodnight 💛☺️

Michelle.

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13 thoughts on “Hospitality

  1. I remember coming across this commentary as well some time back and it really made sense. What we try to do most of the time is entertaining and not hospitality….will remember that when I am hosting my next Cell group meeting!

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  2. Yes! and It also goes on to talk about Hospitality in Hebrews 13: 1-3 “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” NIV.

    I love verse 2 because it’s so real and it takes me back to the bible stories we learnt as children of all the people that entertained strangers without knowing. Not quite sure what other prompting we need as Christians to be hospitable. And not only to our fellow believers, but to everyone. We could be the only Bible that they get to read.

    Thanks for this Michelle!

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  3. Michelle, you are so right. Being hospitable is all the time. Not just when we feel like it, but always. As Christians, we may be the only way people come to know Jesus. I always remember the saying that Jesus said, what you do to the least of these, you do to me, (I am not sure where that is located in the Word). I would like to thank you for the follow on my page, however, I have a new page I would love for you to check out if you feel led (jesuslovemercyandme.weebly.com). Keep being a blessing,
    Carlene

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