Don’t you get frustrated when you keep doing something for someone, and you feel like they don’t appreciate it. And after a while, you feel like they expect it from you. But, when you need them, they don’t come through for you. You feel like it’s a one way street.
You bottle it in, and after a while, the time comes and you say; “after all I’ve done for you”. You’re frustrated and think to yourself, you don’t want to help that person again. You are tired of feeling like you’re being used. So, you throw your hands up, and make a decision that you are done, and let them ask for what they want from someone else.
The time comes again, and they ask for your help. You give them a piece of your mind and tell them how you feel, how they make you feel used, and they don’t want to be there for you when you need them. Whew — You feel better and hope they learned their lesson. You don’t care if they are mad or not, you just want them to know, you are not going to let them keep asking from you, and not wanting to help you when you ask.
Now, think about how we treat God. He constantly does things for us — all the time. Gets us out of trouble — all the time. Doing us favors — all the time. Giving us things we don’t deserve — all the time. And when he ask us to do something, we don’t come through for Him. And half the time, we forget what He has done for us, and act like we don’t appreciate it. Love your enemy — NOT! Bless them that curse you — NOT! Don’t treat that person that way — NOT!
Who do we think we are? God owes us absolutely nothing. We expect God to do everything we ask of Him, but we don’t come through for him. Do you feel like you’re using God? Thank God, He doesn’t hold it all in, throw his hands up, give up on us, give us a piece of his mind and say; “after all I’ve done for you”. He doesn’t treat us like we treat others, or even, how we treat Him.
God loves us so much, that He gave His Son for us, so that we may live. The least we can do is, love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind. And love our neighbor has we love ourselves, even if they can’t or don’t come through for us.
Luke 6: 30-35 KJV) – give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye, love them which love you what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what this I have ye?for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Matthew 5:44-45 (KJV) – but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and in the unjust.
John 3:16 (KJV) – for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Luke 10:27-28 (KJV) – and he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.