Luke 6:35 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 unthankful and to the evil.
We are taught to love our enemies, do good without hoping for a reward because we have an example in our God. He is kind to the evil. He is kind to the unthankful.
What a statement to make about God! I didn’t make the statement. He did!
The first application here is that I should have this attitude. I often don’t have this attitude. I often want to be kind where I can expect kindness back. I often am good to those that are good to me and want to be gruff and rough with those that are not good to me.
The second application is that God is so good. He is good to those that are unthankful. He is good to those that are evil.
I should develop this attitude. I want to and should be kind to all. I should do it because it is my new nature, like my Father, and that is who I am now!
Maybe we have a wrong opinion of God that fuels our excuses to not act like we should!