Making Room: A Study of Biblical Hospitality: Day 14

Weekly Truth


Today's Text: Romans 15:7

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

In this study of hospitality we are memorizing Romans 15:5-7, a passage that focuses on glorifying God and living in harmony with one another. This week we will memorize verse 7.  

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
—Romans 15:7 

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us? 4-MakingRoom-2

  • I have known for quite some time that I’m an introvert. However, as I mature and seek to be a positive example of Christianity to my friends and family, I have begun to reach out for fellowship and to provide fellowship. It is not easy. And when I do “put myself out there” I am sometimes rejected. It seems so odd to me, to see people having regular weekend BBQ’s and dinner parties, how do they begin to cultivate those relationships? I spend a lot of time in prayer over this and hope that God will bless me with a network of extended family. This study has helped me to remain steadfast, to keep putting myself out there because I do it out of love. And even if it’s rejected, it’s love just the same. And that’s the best I can do – to put more love out there.

    • Jodi

      God bless you for putting yourself out there. I pray that you don’t ever stop trying. I pray that the rejections are not harsh or upsetting, maybe they are just God’s way of gently leading you and teaching you that all you need is Him and once you are fully comfortable in the solid knowledge of that all the other stuff, relationships and everything that goes with it will fall into place. Keep getting your feet wet, stepping out of the boat in the name of Jesus is always a blessing to Him, even if we don’t see it. God’s blessings over your next adventure!!

  • wow…. I needed to hear this tonight. so much. I have been tense because of family members who rub me the wrong way sometimes, turning me into a guilt ridden mess, snapping at my husband and frustrated. I gave it up to God and said I can’t do this alone. and then I open the app and see this on the last day. thank you Lord, thank you SRT. it has been a great first study for me and I look forward to more

  • Cynthia

    Love each and every study but, this one is so timely! During this study I discovered many in our church plant are feeling starved for fellowship. I felt convicted to open our home to other couples for food,fellowship,fun and prayer. We started today and plan to meet weekly. Please pray for God to build community into our lives and may we be a refuge for those in need. Thank you,SRT community, for challenging me to grow as I make room for life sharing with you all!

  • I treasure these studies. I’m pretty new here with SRT studies. What I appreciate the most abt these studies is how Christ-focused they are. Some devotional are me-focused and while it’s good to reflect, be convicted, and grow etc., Christ must always be first because everything flows out of that. Thank you! I really enjoyed the worksheets in the book to help me process/apply the scripture more thoroughly and I hope to continue to see those worksheets in future studies. :-)

  • Sarah D.

    Hey all, if you could please pray for me, not to be scared as I practice driving. And to trust that God will help and protect me! Thank you!

    • Katalina

      You will be fine! I know how I was when I first started driving. So much that I was 19 when I got my permit. God is with you, don’t worry! :)

  • I, too am so grateful for this community of SRT. I’m learning and growing from all of you. Even got the book SRT. Reading it slowly as time allows. Praying you all have a wonderful Sunday as you attend your services.

  • Katalina

    I’m so grateful to have found such an amazing community and these studies have been absolutely amazing. I’m so happy!

  • Tochi Heredia

    I love love love Matthew Henry’s commentary on this verse. I believe it sums up perfectly what we’ve been learning these past two weeks:
    “Let there be a mutual embracing among Christians. Those that have received Christ by faith must receive all Christians by brotherly love; though poor in the world, though persecuted and despised, though it may be matter of reproach and danger to you to receive them, though in the less weighty matters of the law they are of different apprehensions, though there may have been occasion for private piques, yet, laying aside these and the like considerations, receive you one another. Now the reason why Christians must receive one another is taken, as before, from the condescending love of Christ to us: As Christ also received us, to the glory of God.”

  • i love each and every srt study i do. thank you srt and bring on the isaiah lent study!

  • Thank you SRT for an awesome study. As a college student studying Hospitality and Tourism Management it can be so easy to forget the Why behind everything. I so needed this reminder these past two weeks. Also, I would appreciate prayers as I visit a new church this morning! ❤

    • marsha

      may your journey to a new church bring welcoming hospitality to you, jaclyn ❤️

    • Mari

      Jaclyn praying as you visit this new church. May the Lord guide you. Happy Sunday!!

  • Churchmouse

    Oops – then EVEN (not fall) strangers… I failed to proof my comment before I posted.

  • Churchmouse

    And so we come to the end of another SRT study. A bittersweet moment because I hate to see this one end, yet I know there’s blessings to be had with the next. Thank you SRT for the excellent study and the beautiful and helpful guide. I appreciate the recommendation of Nouwen’s book Reaching Out for more insight into hospitality. He says it so well: “When hostility is converted to hospitality then fall strangers can become guests. Then, in fact, the distinction between host and guest proves to be artificial and evaporates in the recognition of new found unity.”

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