Remember this, believer. Don’t forget! “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God never beckons us to cease from sin in order to earn His love. To get all cleaned up in order to merit His favor. He was the initiator–Christ first died for us. Simply believe and be cleansed. Believe in Christ and be forgiven! Receive Jesus and receive imputed righteousness.