The Three Visitors
1 And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent when he noticed three men standing nearby. When Genesis Chapter 18 tells this story, it speaks of the three men, as “The Lord” appearing to Abraham.
I am led to believe that Abraham recognized these messengers for what they were; but whether he did recognize them or not, according to the scripture, he made haste to offer them the best refreshment he could.
He offered them cakes of fine meal and selected a calf for a servant to prepare. It seems he did not join his guests in the meal but stood near them while they ate.
Abraham was not only hospitable he was humble in dealing with his heavenly guests.
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