Friday, September 7, 2012

Entertaining vs. Hospitality

With the rise of sites such as Pinterest, I've noticed that Christians are falling into the trap of entertaining.  You wonder what I mean.  Yes, the word, "entertaining" is in the Bible.  "Some of you will entertain angels unaware." (Hebrews 13:2)  I love the possibility of angels that the verse is sharing.  The word, "entertain" means to receive as a guest, to entertain hospitably, to lodge or be lodged.  Most of the other times in the NT that it is used, it is translated, "lodge."  My point is that it is referring to the generous sharing of your home, not an impressive meal or party.