Genesis 18:6-8 records the response of Abraham when the three visitors outside his tent agreed to his request of staying (not passing by), resting, and being comforted (refreshed) with nourishment. These verses record that Abraham hastened to his wife to ask her to prepare the meal and ran to fetch a tender and good calf and hasted to prepared it. Though these may seem like mundane activities involved in being hospitable, what is important for us to recognize is that Abraham hastened or hasted to serve his divine visitors.
Points to ponder:
Are we like Abraham hurrying (hastening, running) in order to serve the Lord or are we relaxing and moving at our own pace when called to serve?
Genesis 18:6-8 (KJV)
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.