Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
I think the freedom we have a children of God enables us to love without "having" to do anything. The freedom we have in the family of God allows us to not HAVE to do anything, but frees us to love unconditionally. One good deed done out of love is worth more than many done out of obligation.
I would add one other thing to what you are saying. Once we are justified and adopted we are in a relationship with the living God. God transforms us. It is the relationship that matters.