If you had the power to save souls, quickly and easily, but you knew you somehow would not get credit for it with God, would you do it anyway?
You answered yes, didn’t you?
In case anyone reading this blog might not understand why you answered yes:
It’s because He gave His life for you. That’s why you do what pleases Him, whether there’s any credit or reward involved or not.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:10, 19