July 23, 2021 Devotion

posted by Sally Kate Carroll | Jul 23, 2021

Friday, July 23


“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.  Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.  Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!” Romans 12:12-16


It’s easy to be hospitable to people that we love and care about. It’s not as easy to be hospitable to strangers, and it’s even harder to be hospitable to people you don’t like. That’s what we’re called to though. To bless those who persecute us, and to always be eager to practice hospitality. It doesn’t say to begrudgingly be kind just to say you did. It says to be eager to practice hospitality! We should want to be hospitable in order to love others well. Ask God to place someone on your heart that you need to make amends with or simply show grace to. It says to practice hospitality. That doesn’t mean we will be great the first time we try. What are some small ways you can begin practicing?


God, give us the desire to show hospitality to all we come in contact with. Make it a true desire. One that even exists for the hardest to love.