Love & Hospitality
1 Peter 4.9-10; “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:”
1 Peter 4.9 is my favorite verse in 1 Peter because it is telling you to be nice and to help those in need without wanting anything in return. The verse after that says to serve on another. This is helpful because people don’t really have many people come over anymore, like they used to.
Also, hospitality is a good thing because you can feed people and you can take care of people. Like if you are taking care of an old person you are keeping them safe and making sure they don’t fall or get hurt. If you are not grumbling you are being nice and/or loving, which is very essential. If you are nice then people might also want to do good if they aren’t already. And if they already help people then maybe they will start doing it all the time.
It is very essential to be nice because God likes it when His people are being hospitable and caring and loving to one another.
Let’s look at love from verse 8 (Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.) Love is one of the fruits of the Spirit. And we need to exceed expectations in love one another and being kind. This is what you want people to say about you; that you love people and care for people and show hospitality to people. This will make God very happy, especially if you abound in it, and in Him.
Dad told me to write this page about my favorite verse from 1 Peter. I wanted to make it good enough to possibly use as a devotional talk. I wanted to talk about hospitality because it how people get to know each other and create and increase friendships.
Practicing righteousness in these kinds of ways will show your love for God. 1 John 2.29-3.1 says, “If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”