Like it or not, everything you say or do is a down-payment for what will come back to you. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:37-38)
There’s a bounce back to everything we do. Kind of scary, huh? Stop for just a second and think of someone you’re ticked off with. That’s unforgiveness and you have just blocked your ability to be forgiven. How tight are you with your money? Not willing to give to someone in need, regardless of what you think they should really be doing? Then you’re not likely to get money yourself when you really need it.
It’s a harsh reality, but it is reality. God wants us to be forgiving and giving, careless of our own wants and needs because He will take care of us. In fact, He says, don’t be doing favors for people who can afford to pay you back. Do things for people who have absolutely no ability to pay you back. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. (Luke 14:13-14)
Do to others as you would have them do to you, because that’s exactly what will happen.