His Kind of Love: Offer Hospitality to One Another

Hospitality was NOT a gift I was blessed with. Not when I think of hospitality as being a hostess. I know I will never measure up when I compare myself to two very dear friends

We can show hospitality at all times?

We can show hospitality at all times?

that have the gift of hospitality.

However, when I look up the definition it says, “the friendly reception and treatment of guest and strangers.”

I can be friendly and loving toward the guest and strangers that grace my doorway or whom I encounter throughout my day.

1 Peter 4:9 commands us to “use hospitality one to another without murmuring.” {ASV}

When I change the translation to New King James the word murmuring is changed to

Are you hospitable?

Are you hospitable?

grudging.

However, The Message best describes what Peter was revealing about living for Christ. “Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!” {1 Peter 4:9-11}

How do you show hospitality to one another?