When you only love those that love you back, what have you gained? When you do for others that only do for you, what have you gained? When you lend to them that will only give it back, what have you gained?
God is your Father, who is your resource. Step outside of your comfort zone, move forward in your life and love those that don’t love you. Do for those that don’t do for you. Lend to those even if you know you may not get it back. And watch God give it back to you, and reward you greatly.
Luke 6:31-35 (KJV) – 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 thank 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 receive as much again. But love ye 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 thankful and to the evil.
Luke 6:38 (KJV) – give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.