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Bible verses about hosting.


In the Old and New Testaments, hosting was crucial in showing love, respect, and care towards guests, whether they are family members, friends, or strangers. With that in mind, it is essential to take a look at some of the popular Bible verses about hosting and how we can apply them to our modern-day lives.


  • Romans 12:13 – “Contribute to the needs of the saints, and seek to show hospitality.”

Romans 12:13 reminds us to look out for the needs of others and welcomes them into our homes. When we follow through with this verse, we become more like Jesus and learn to show kindness to those we wouldn’t ordinarily invite in.

  • Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

The verse in Hebrews 13:2 directs Christians to treat guests with kindness and respect, with no distinction if they are family members or strangers. When we practice showing hospitality indiscriminately, we often discover blessings we might not have otherwise. It also teaches us humility and the importance of considering everyone as equal, regardless of their social status.

  • 1 Peter 4:9 – “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

The scripture tells us to show hospitality to one another without grumbling, reminding us that we should invite people with open hearts and willingly, not to gain recognition but out of love for Christ and the people around us. It instructs that as Christians, we should welcome others just as we would have wanted to be welcomed.

  • Proverbs 11:25 – “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Proverbs 11:25 speaks to the generosity in hosting and emphasizes the rewards that come with showing kindness to others. When we open our homes and make efforts to refresh others, we often find that we become the ones who receive encouragement and blessings in return.

  • Luke 10:38-42 – “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.’”

There are many biblical stories where hosting plays a crucial role in showing love and hospitality, and one of them is the story of Martha and Mary. Through this account, we learn the importance of creating a balance between preparing a meal and sitting down to listen to guests, particularly when Jesus is present. Jesus teaches us that we should prioritize quality time with our guests over the physical offerings we might be distracted by.


In conclusion, practicing hospitality is an excellent way for Christians to show love, care, and respect to others, whether they’re family members or strangers. The Bible verses about hosting give us knowledge, reminders, and inspiration on the importance of opening your home to guests and how it’s necessary to create an environment of love and care in our homes and in the church. As we invite people to our homes, our prayer should be that their journey into our homes will leave them feeling refreshed, loved, and taken care of.


Reflection Questions

What Biblical principles do you consider when hosting events or gathering?

What challenges have you encountered while hosting Christian events?

Do you believe that hosting is an important part of being a Christian?

How has hosting helped deepen your faith?

What tips would you give to someone who is new to organizing Christian gatherings?


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