1. WHAT do the Scriptures say concerning hospitality?
"Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath
received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good
stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4:9,10. "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; . . .
distributing to the
necessity of saints; given to hospitality." Rom. 12:10-13.
2. Is a mere expression of good wishes sufficient?
"If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one
of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled;
notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the
body; what doth it profit?" James 2:15,16.
3. When should we exercise hospitality?
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Gal. 6:10.
4. What encouragement is given to entertain strangers?
"Be not forgetful
to entertain strangers: for thereby some
have entertained angels unawares." Heb. 13:2. See Gen.18:1-8; 19:1-3.
5. What blessings are promised those who do such work?
soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." Prov.
11:25. I Kings 17:8-16.
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