These verses are from the Book of Wisdom, which reminds us of the importance of a happy heart or a cheerful heart.
All Christians should live out the truths found in these two verses because they are Biblical. But, just as important, those Christians that are called into the ministry of Hospitality should have these Scriptures written on their hearts, minds, and spirits, which are not the only ones in God’s Word.
God reminds us here that cheerful hearts can change the face, the spirit, the day, and ultimately in any situation that one may enter because it ultimately is about our perspective in whatever it is that we are facing.
We, Christian greeters, are to be hospitable. Yes, this is true! However, if our greeting is not rooted in the Joy of Christ (see John 15:9-11 below), which sparks the Cheerfulness and Happiness in our hearts, then it will be incredibly difficult for us to practice Christian hospitality, whether we are in God’s House or whether we are far from it.
(“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”)
[PRAY FOR A CHEERFUL HEART! Don’t just let it be a label, but a truth about one’s self that is evident in the way he or she lives.]