God loves unconditionally. I think most of us would agree He is better at unconditional loving than humans are. We like to practice the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” kind of loving. But God is bigger than that. He. Just. Loves. And because He loves me so mightily, I want to live in a way that pleases Him. Not to earn His love, but to show my appreciation to Him. When I choose to live in a way that pleases Him, not only do I make my Father happy, I can avoid the regrets and unpleasant consequences of wallowing in sin. I like my “safe pasture,” within the bounds of God’s loving arms.