No matter where we look we see evidences of God’s goodness and love. Yes, he hates sin, but he loves his creation. While he has a special love for his children he also holds real affection for the whole world, including the lost.
Rain falls on the godly and ungodly farmer alike. He heals the wicked and the good (Gen. 20:6). There is still some sense of good that can be found in the world as well as truth and beauty all because of the common grace of God.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Through his common grace all people have access to his general revelation. Beyond that most of the world has access to the Bible through which we find the words of life.
Why does God show such grace to all? Because in and through it we see his longsuffering, his kindness and goodness, his mercy and grace, his patience and his generosity. In some he uses his common grace to lead them to his saving grace, and in others to judgement.
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
This should lead us to thankfulness because before we were saved God still loved and blessed us. He kept us alive and he brought us to himself.
The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
Psalm 145:9, 14-17