Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper – March 13, 2019

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“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,

for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Hebrews 13:2 ESV



A young lady was calling to get an appointment for a massage. She looked up the number for “Angels Touch Massage.” She called the number and asked for prices on a massage. The person on the other end said, “I would be glad to give you a massage, but I don’t think you would want a massage from a tow truck driver.” Instead of Angels Touch Massage, she had called Angels Towing Service.

The Bible has multiple examples of people who didn’t realize they weren’t dealing with strangers but instead were in the presence of angels. Several individuals in the Old Testament were rewarded for their warm hospitable ways who ended up entertaining angels without knowing it. Abraham who extended hospitality to 3 strangers. Gideon who encountered an angel under the oak of Ophrah. And Manoah who extended hospitality to the man who brought his wife
wonderful news about the birth of her son, Samson.

We never know who God is going to bring into our path. And we never know if that person might not be an angel. But God wants us to consider every encounter like that person might be an angel standing in front of us. Have you had any situations recently that you might have handled differently if you had known that person might be an angel? Ask God to keep you sensitive to strangers you encounter today and ask yourself what would I do differently if this is an angel.

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