Open House

You see them every where. Signs informing people there will be an "Open House" today. The purpose of the open house is to invite potential buyers into the home to see it first hand.

The Scriptures put great weight upon an "open house." Included in the qualifications of those desiring to provide oversight to the local assembly we read "given to hospitality." They are to be characterized as those who are "lovers of hospitality." Those who have an "open house."

There are many accounts in Scripture in which saints have opened their home to strangers and saints. Most notably is the home in Bethany which was open to the Lord on numerous occasions. Lydia likewise opened her home to Paul and his company. (Acts 16:15, 40). The assembly met in the home of Aquila and Priscilla. (1 Cor. 16:19)

Is your home open to be used of the Lord, or do you keep this important asset solely for yourself?