Brotherly love and hospitality

In our Bibles the word “brotherly” comes from the word “philadelphia” which is the word that is used as a feeling of affection and trust that is proper among brothers of the same blood. We already know what the word “fraternal” means, then, starting from this definition, let’s go to the Bible:

1 Let brotherly love continue.

2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.

3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.

Hebrews 13:1-3

With the first thing that the author of the Hebrews begins with is the small phrase: “Let fraternal love continue”. It is a direct order from the author of this book, telling us that we must let brotherly love continue. That bond that exists between blood brothers, must also be latent with people who do not have our blood, we must love with that same love, feel that affection for others, that love so dear to give our lives for others. Remember that there was not and will not be a greater love than that of our Savior, who offered His life as a living holocaust for our sins.

In the second verse he talks about hospitality. What is hospitality? Friendliness and attention with which a person receives and welcomes visitors or foreigners in their home or on their land. The Bible tells us about many people who hospitably received certain people, also tells us about the parable of the Good Samaritan, and that the Scriptures speak to us from beginning to end about hospitality. Recall that some men of the old testament received or hosted angels, as is the case of Lot.

It also tells us to remember the prisoners, but not only to take them into our thoughts, but to remember them as if we were prisoners together with them. Let us remember that this was a time when many brothers were imprisoned for the sake of the gospel, and the author of the Hebrews tells them to remember these people and that their love be so fraternal that they behave as if they too were prisoners.

Dear brothers, let us love one another in the love of Christ.

9 thoughts on “Brotherly love and hospitality

  • February 4, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    I am proof that God is good all the time.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    Thank you Lord for your blessings on me and show me how to show others the love and hospitality you’ve shown me.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Thank you Jesus for another day and for your blessings you have given me thank you for my life for helping me make it through each day IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 11:06 am
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    Thank you Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I love my Lord you died for my sins. There is no one like you,I exalt you glorify your name.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Brotherly love and hospitality…
    1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. 3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also
    Hebrews 13:1-3
    In some situations we can find ourselves in our lives, we are called to love, to assist and help our brothers, to entertain foreigners, or imprisoned, persecuted people if they are brothers in the faith. In those situations I think we need a special gift from God to act and do good to them.
    The reason we need a special gift is our wickedness and lack of love faith, and mercy. We are poor people, indeed.
    The Holy Spirit may act in all of us in each opportunity we have, to make the will of God, to entertain at home, to visit in prison and comfort our needy brothers.
    May the Lord God guide us in every situation so that we please Him.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    Amen ,we need to love one another because God first loved us amen.
    Thank you Jesus for all your blessings and for saving my soul i praise your precious name always and forever in Jesus name amen.

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  • July 22, 2020 at 10:56 am
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    Thank you Jesus for Grace and Mercy. AMEN

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