Luke 6:20-38

"Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God” (v20).  Jesus preached about what some have called “the upside-down kingdom.”  He said that while human instinct is to get more than others and push them down so that we feel more important, God’s kingdom is different.  Poverty and sadness open our hearts to Him, and forgiveness and generosity are His “norms.” Being kind when it doesn’t benefit us and loving those who wrong us reflect God’s nature (v27-34).
“But love your enemies …and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High” (v35).  When we truly believe that God is our ultimate Judge and King, we treat people differently.