Things or People?

Author: Kevin ZellerPosted on: January 23, 2020

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Things or People?

People are more important than things. It sounds so obvious, and yet we often forget this important tRuth This is where hospitality comes in. Hospitality, essentially, is acting as though the people in our lives are more important than the things. That’s right. Hospitality isn’t really about the things at all. We think of hospitality as serving nice food or using fancy dishes. Or having clean carpets and drawers. But true hospitality is not about these things. It’s about sharing your life with others. Being involved with their everyday existence. Eating together. Hanging out. Relaxing. Working. Jesus demonstrated this by taking on human nature and dwelling among us (John 1:14). He wants to share His whole life with His people and to participate in our lives. In fact, when He returns, He will never stop living with us, forever and ever (Revelation 21:1-5). So you don’t need a fancy guest room to share in the lives of others. You don’t need to make complicated food. Rejoice in Christ and His life shared with us. Be with others and love them in every aspect of their lives. • Kevin Zeller • How can you become more involved in others’ lives and let them become more involved in yours? • How does thinking of Jesus’ hospitality toward us change the way you think about the gospel? They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Acts 2:45-46 (NIV)

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John 1:14-18