Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

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August 2, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Be hospitable to one another without complaining. —1 Peter 4:9

“Hospitality” isn’t a special gift or calling for a few believers who love throwing parties. Nor does it require having a fancy house, a big budget, or a table spread worthy of the Food Network.

The goal of hospitality is to humbly serve Christ by serving others. You’re not trying to impress or perform but simply to welcome friends into a home where the gospel is evident in the mood, conduct, and conversation of those who live there.

Christian hospitality is a way to be involved in others’ spiritual transformation at a practical, tangible level, participating with God in showering grace in their direction. It’s a mandate that flows out of being recipients of His grace and having been invited to live forever in the home Christ is preparing for us.

To invite people into your home for a simple meal or cup of coffee, along with generous servings of conversation, prayer, and love, is to remember what your home is all about—a God-given tool for service and ministry, for cultivating life and sharing grace.

Make it Personal

Ask the Lord to show you one or two creative ways you can fulfill the biblical exhortation to “be hospitable to one another.”