The Bible is full of references to Hospitality - Desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." (1 Peter 2:2-3)
Hospitality is even recognized as a spiritual gift. But in this day and age when the Sunday meal at home is just faint memory for most Baby Boomers, inviting Hospitality into any aspect of you life can be a bit of a daunting task.
I wanted to share the following scripture that relates to hospitality. I hope that you will be inspired to be more hospitable not only to those around you but also to yourself.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer, distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. (Romans 12:9-13)
A bishop must then be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous. (1 Tim. 3:1-3)
Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:9).
In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. (John 14:2)
I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who.believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)
For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; was a stranger and you took me in. (Matt 25:35)
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved an among those who are perishing. (2 Cor 2:15)
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. (Eph 5:2)
My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish his work. (John 4:34)
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matt 5:6)
For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (Psalm 107:9)
Give us this day our daily bread. (Matt 6:11)
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Prov 15:34)