Believe Devo’s Week 9: Stewardship
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:9
Every house hunter or renovator on HGTV at some point during the show exclaims something like, “Now I can see myself entertaining here!” Or “This backyard would be great for having friends over for barbecuing,” or “This kitchen will be awesome for hosting!” Apparently everyone wants to entertain, but they’re just one major move or remodel away from actually pulling it off.
In the Scripture, hospitality appears in the form of a command, not a suggestion. “Do not forget to show hospitality” (Hebrews 13:2). “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality” (Romans 12:13). Whether we live in an apartment or house, a mansion or cottage, whether it needs to be remodeled or is brand new, our home is a gift from God, and he expects us to share it willingly and cheerfully with others.
Jesus doesn’t want you to wait until your house is perfect before you open it up and share it with others.
“I believe everything I am and everything I own belongs to God.”
[Excerpt from Believe: 31-Day Devotional by Randy & Rozanne Frazee, pgs. 21-22.]