(20) OPPORTUNITIES TO BE HOSPITABLE SHOULD BE EMBRACED.

20. OPPORTUNITIES TO BE HOSPITABLE SHOULD BE EMBRACED.
Genesis 18:2,3 – “So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, ‘My lord, if I have now found favor in your sight, do not pass on by your servant.'”
Admittedly, it’s hard to imagine a rich man (who had over 300 servants; cf. 14:14) running personally to take care of some strangers who showed up whom he doesn’t even know, but that’s exactly what Abraham does! What an example of kindness and hospitality! We need to be looking for opportunities to serve others and then act upon them. Hospitality is more difficult in our culture, but it is commanded of us, nevertheless (cf. Rom. 12:13).

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