Paul continues with his instructions for living as Christians, recipients as we are of the glorious Love and Grace of God.

“When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 NLTImage may contain: house, sky, cloud, tree and outdoorGod Himself is the most generous Person there is. Whatever you may say about the Law of Moses and the Old Testament, God’s desire to super-abundantly bless the Children of Israel shines throughout every page. Jesus, too, displayed an almost superhuman generosity towards those in need, to the point that His relatives feared He was losing His mind. The entire Gospel is the story of God’s seeing a people in need– a people that had forced Him to say ‘these are not My people’– and His giving His beloved Son as a sacrifice, to make it possible for as many as will believe on Him to become ‘children of the Living God.’

God’s family now includes people from all walks of life, rich and poor alike. One of the ways He provides for the needs of His children is through the generosity of His other children, those who have enough to spare. He wants us to display towards others the same generous spirit He displayed towards us.

One of the specifics of this generosity is hospitality. God’s children are spread around almost the entire globe. In this way, God has prepared food and lodging,  a home away from home for His servants who travel. He Himself takes care of the directing– of putting His children in touch with each other; all He needs from us is our willingness, our eagerness to be both generous and hospitable.

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