The Upper Room Devotional 10th November 2023 —Hospitality
Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for November 10, 2023 Message written by Ediyime Nicholas (Akwa Ibom, Nigeria). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.
TODAY’S TOPIC: HOSPITALITY
Ediyime Nicholas (Akwa Ibom, Nigeria)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
This week I will offer hospitality to someone I don’t know.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. – Hebrews 13:2 (NRSVUE)
I grew up in a society where people are often skeptical about entertaining strangers. Often, strangers inspire feelings of suspicion and fear. But God wants us to be kind to strangers, regardless of the assumptions of others or the stories that make headlines.
Hospitality to strangers links us with God and with others. It is a wonderful way of expressing and extending the love of God to the world. Some strangers may not know about the love of God, and as Christians we should look beyond the four walls of our local church and denomination to welcome them. When we show hospitality to strangers in our neighborhoods and welcome those who visit our home or walk past our street, we have the opportunity to entertain angels.
Dear Father, encourage us to offer hospitality to strangers whenever we can. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Strangers in my town