Dry rot? Dry rot often goes undetected until it’s too late to make the easy repair. The same is true for many things in our Christian lives. Take hospitality. It’s a special quality God demands of us. It’s not that others deserve it; it’s the fact that God requires it. Since He desires us to be generous with it, we have no right to be selfish and deny it.
Think about it. The problem is that we often fail to be persistent in our hospitality; as halfway measures often seem good enough for the moment. That’s when dry rot kicks in.
God’s Word tells us: “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself…” (Leviticus 19:33-34).
When it comes to showing God’s hospitality to others our first concern ought to be the love that God is ready to show through us. When God is working his grace through us how can we be anything but willing to let that grace shine? Do you need check for spiritual dry rot in your life? It’s never too late to make the repair, but over time is will always be more difficult.
“Heavenly Father, help me always be hospitable, even to those who, by their behavior and demeanor don’t seem to deserve it. Remind us daily that You have high standards for us that we can manage if we pray daily for Your guidance and an extra amount of Your saving grace. In Jesus name. Amen!”
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