Hospitable Love
1 Peter 4:9

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2014, Max D. Hutto,

“Be hospitable to one another without complaining.” 1 Peter 4:9 HCSB

Peter urges the believers to be hospitable to one another as an example of fervent love that cares for the needs of others, especially those of fellow believers. In Peter’s day those traveling had few places to lodge for the night except in homes of strangers. Believers were encouraged to share their meals and homes with others. This hospitality was to be done without complaining and grumbling. Instead believers were to share cheerfully and graciously without selfish motives or hurt feelings.

Lord Jesus, because You have graciously blessed me, help me to lovingly share with others in need. Help me not to whine or grumble but to be loving and compassionate in my dealings with others.


  November 7, 2014

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