It has been said, “Be careful how you treat others on the way up, because they are the same people you’ll meet on your way down.”
It’s ironic how often the very people you thought you didn’t need at one point in your life, suddenly become important to you later.
Treating all people with the grace, mercy, and kindness that God intends, will usually cause you to be treated with that same grace, mercy, and kindness in your hour of need.
Here’s a Biblical example: Jephthah said to them, “Aren’t you the ones who hated me and drove me from my father’s house? Why do you come to me now when you’re in trouble?” (Judges 11:7)