And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. (Acts 21:17)
Hospitality is a godly trait. The apostle Paul instructed the Romans that they are to, “Be given to hospitality.” This we are to do not only in our homes, but in our communities, businesses, and above all churches. When guests visit our homes, they should be treated with respect, honor, and generosity. At the very least a seat and beverage are to be offered. Not only offered, but offered hoping that they would accept. The same applies to business. Every customer is a guest. They are to be served. They are not there for you or your employees. You and your employees are there for them. Furthermore, never judge a customer by their appearance. Appearance can be very deceiving. They may be shabby on the outside but ready on the inside. Above all, every guest to your church is to be treated as either a brother in the Lord or a potential brother. Give them the best, even if it happens to be your pew. You just might be entertaining angels unaware.