Hebrews 13:1-2 – Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
What is Christian love? It involves showing special regard for the needs of fellow believers without concern for their social or racial position. The fact that the writer of Hebrews urged his readers to keep on loving each other suggests that some of them may have neglected this important response while others had taken the lead in showing Christian love. Showing “brotherly” love demanded treating fellow believers as esteemed family members. One practical demonstration of love involves meeting the needs of Christian workers on the move. Facilities for travelers were often not available. Whenever they were, they were usually dens of immorality and danger. In the Middle East, demonstrating hospitality in the home provided an important basis for friendship. The practice of hospitality was a quality required in Christian leaders. A reference to Genesis 18–19 encourages the display of hospitality. Abraham entertained mysterious strangers who were in reality angels. The principle here teaches us that it is better to treat needy guests as messengers from God than to risk offending them by an inhospitable act. Messengers from God brought a greater blessing than they received. Whoever entertained a servant of the Lord entertained the Lord himself.
The bible says “Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.” I believe that God has a divine appointment for you, with someone you do not yet know. The challenge I have for you, this week, is to allow the love of Jesus to flow through you and touch another life. Listen, love is contagious and love is so very much needed in the world you live in, so let the forgiving love of Jesus spread like wildfire. Let’s change the world one life at a time.