One of the most basic elements of the gospel is love. Not our love for God, but His love for us. John said it well, “This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us” (1 John 4:10). God took the initiative and sent His Son to be a sacrifice for us. That’s true love. He gave Himself for sinners. Our love is a love of response. We love a righteous and holy and perfect God.