In the ancient world, hospitality was regarded as a crucial virtue. It was challenging to travel before cars, aeroplanes, and other modern conveniences and amenities. In the Bible, being unkind to strangers would result in God's wrath, and showing hospitality was a crucial aspect of daily living.
"Cursed be anybody who robs an immigrant, an orphan, or a widow of justice," declares Deuteronomy 27:19. "Amen!" will be uttered by everyone.
God reminds the Israelites in Exodus 22:21 that they were strangers in Egypt and that they shouldn't treat foreigners unfairly in light of their experience.
Similar advice to the Israelites to keep in mind their time in Egypt can be found in Leviticus 19. They are instructed to love others as they would love themselves.
The Lord will bear witness against those who cast foreigners aside, according to Malachi 3:5.
Jesus explains that the Son of Man will unite the nations and split them into the left and the right in the parable of the sheep and goats found in Matthew 25. According to Jesus, people who show kindness to strangers will experience eternal life, while those who do not will experience it.
Do not neglect to extend hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, some have unknowingly entertained angels, according to Hebrews 13:2.