My Utmost for His Highest offered this thought:
The great miracle of the grace of God is that He forgives sin, and it is the death of Jesus Christ alone that enables the divine nature to forgive and to remain true to itself in doing so.It is shallow nonsense to say that God forgives us because He is love. Once we have been convicted of sin, we will never say this again. The love of God means Calvary— nothing less! The love of God is spelled out on the Cross and nowhere else. The only basis for which God can forgive me is the Cross of Christ. It is there that His conscience is satisfied.
God does not forgive our sins because He loves us so much that He can’t help Himself. He is not so infatuated with us that He simply overlooks sin in order to have us. He is not so enamored with us that He pretends we are something we are not.
God is love.
God does love us.
8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
Because a sinless Savior died,
For God, the Just, is satisfied