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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8446 hospitality, a duty of God’s people
8446 hospitality, a duty of God’s people

8446 hospitality, a duty of God’s people

Hospitality is commanded by God

Heb 13:2 See also Isa 58:6-7; Jn 13:12-15; Ro 12:13; 1Pe 4:9

Hospitality is a responsibility of leaders

1Ti 3:2 See also 1Ti 5:9-10; Tit 1:8

Hospitality indicates true discipleship

Job 31:32 See also Mt 25:35

Hospitality crosses social barriers

Of race Lev 19:33-34 See also Ex 22:21; Ex 23:9

Of class and status Lk 14:12-14 See also Jas 2:2-4

Hospitality is to be offered to Christian ministers

Ro 16:1-2 See also Col 4:10; 3Jn 5-10

Hospitality is to be refused to false teachers

2Jn 10-11

Hospitality as a picture of salvation

Ps 23:5-6; Rev 3:20 Jesus Christ comes as a willing guest to the repentant, as a sign of renewed fellowship. See also Isa 25:6; Mt 22:1-14; Lk 14:15-24; Lk 19:1-10; Jn 14:2-3

Warnings against inhospitable behaviour

Dt 23:3-4 See also Mt 10:14 pp Mk 6:11 pp Lk 9:5; Mt 25:41-45

See also

5051responsibility
5690friends
5699guests
5765attitudes to people
6672grace in relationships
7530foreigners
7733leaders
8260generosity
8291kindness
8434giving
9410heaven

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