Hebrews 13:2 (NKJV) Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.

The Greek word used for angel is angelous which may refer to a man who is a messenger from God or an angelic being who is a messenger from God. Angelous is used to address the leaders of the seven churches of Asia Minor in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. In this context Angelous most likely refers to human messengers who are the teachers or leaders of the churches. And angelous may carry the same meaning here in Hebrews chapter 13 verse 2. However, in the Old Testament we see that Abraham was unaware that he was entertaining angels. Jacob was another who was unaware that he was entertaining an angel. Although he was not so hospitable, as he was to busy wrestling. Joshua also was unaware that he was entertaining an angel. So, then it could be that angelous in Hebrews chapter 13 verse 2 refers to an angel. In either case, the basic thought of verse 2 is that we are to extend love to strangers by being hospitable to them. There are many people around us to whom we could be very helpful, but we should be careful to exercise good judgment. We should use good judgment and extend love to them, and in doing so we may just find out that they are very wonderful people.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.