Following from the exhortation to let love of the brethren continue, the writer to the Hebrews now exhorts us not to neglect to show hospitality to strangers. We examine what hospitality means here and we see:
Offering hospitality is an act of righteousness - those who do not practice it are certainly disqualified from being elders in the church. Indeed, those who do not practice hospitality may not be believers at all. The inhospitable were among the goats in the sheep and goats judgment of Matthew 25. We are all encouraged to search our hearts in the light of these things and to do all we can to practice hospitality out of love for Christ.