July 6, 2021 Devotion

posted by Wes Schrickel | Jul 6, 2021

Tuesday, July 6


Luke 14:12-14

12 Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. 13 Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.”


We all are more comfortable with people the most like us. However, if we surround ourselves with people just like us, how will we reach people far from Jesus? I’m sure most of us have a lot of Christian friends because we ourselves are Christian. In churches we often hear people say that they don’t know any non-christian people. But one of the best ways to reach people not like us is to show hospitality to those in need. Who in your community is poor? Or hurting? Who is most in need of the love of Jesus?


God, give us a desire to know and to welcome into our lives those who are different from us.