Course of Hospitality….

Share with the holy ones according to their needs. Follow the course of hospitality.
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Relative peace and a great network of paved roads throughout the Roman Empire in the first century resulted in a highly mobile society. An abundance of travelers generated a great demand for lodging. That demand was met by inns a day’s journey apart along the main highways.

However,The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Settingstates: “What is known of such facilities in the literature presents a rather unhappy picture. The available literary and archaeological sources generally witness to dilapidated and unclean facilities, virtually non-existent furnishings, bed-bugs, poor quality food and drink, untrustworthy proprietors and staff, shady clientele, and generally loose morals.” Understandably, a morally upright traveler would avoid staying at such inns whenever possible.

Not surprisingly, then, the Scriptures repeatedly exhort Christians to extend hospitality to others. Paul urged Christians in Rome: “Share with the holy ones according to their needs. Follow the course of hospitality.” (Romans 12:13

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~ by DJ Camstar on 18/02/2015.

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