Given to hospitality. [ROMANS 12:13]
True followers of Christ should not only meet the needs of believers and unbelievers whom they encounter, but they should also look for opportunities to help those they don’t know. That is the scriptural definition of hospitality. Hebrews 13:2 instructs us, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”
You should view any opportunity to demonstrate hospitality as a happy privilege, not a drudging duty (1 Pet. 4:9). Gaius undoubtedly had that sort of righteous attitude in his hospitality toward itinerant teachers, because the apostle John commended him: “Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well” (3 John 5–6).
~ John MacArthur ~