Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.  (Heb 13:2 NASB)

The Lord reminds us to be warm, welcoming, and friendly to strangers.  It includes the concept of being open, generous, and kind to those we have never met before.  At some point, we may even unknowingly show kindness to angels from God.

. . . for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in . . .  (Mt 25:35 NKJV)

God sees what we do for other people, those who are strangers to us who may be hungry, thirsty, or need a place to stay.  When we help such people, when we give to the one that God sends in our direction, Jesus considers that whatever we have done to them, we have done to Him. 

“The King will answer, ‘Truly I say to you, as you have done it for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you have done it for Me.’  (Mt 25:40 MEV)

In this verse, we see that the eternal King is showing us how He views our hospitality shown to strangers.  Some of us don’t often have the opportunity to minister in these ways due to our earthly responsibilities or calling, but there are other ways to bless people in such dire circumstances.  When we give donations to charitable organizations who feed the poor, shelter the homeless, and help the destitute, we have given to the Lord Himself.  When we give offerings for the poor to our local church, or to worldwide ministries who engage in ministering like this in other countries, we have given to the Lord. 

We must always desire to share our blessings with others, thereby fulfilling the law of love.  Have a great day!

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