My experience has been family treats family worse than they do strangers. I can't understand why.when at home,it,s always i will do this if you will do that.it doesn,t seem right to me.
Indeed.Barganing for favor or kindness is the natural nature of mankind. It provides relitive assurance of getting what one wants or needs and at the same time justfies having and receiving it. It was not a gift, they earned it. Therefore they owe nothing for it, and their scales of self worth are (at least to their thinking) balanced. That is the basic differance in mindset between those with and those without Holy Spirit influence in their lives.
Those of God know their scales cannot be balance by their own actions, Believers in Christ Jesus acknowledge their inability to save them selves ,they accept the gift and honor it by passing it on as they received it (FREE). No need to bargin for a gift