All people are wired for, and yearn for UNCONDITIONAL Love and Acceptance as they ARE; because we are made in the image and likeness of God. Every persons life quest is to find that unconditional love and acceptance, whether they know it or not, that is their pursuit. That is why I think social media has such popularity, we can be “liked” and portray an image of likability (real or not) leading many to try to become iFamous thus a sense of being loved and accepted.
Many are falsely duped into religion which says “God loves you unconditionally” but then puts requirements on them in order to be accepted by God and the religious. Based on only a half truth. The half that is true is “God Loves you.” The “unconditionally” is removed from the declaration of God’s love when requirements of performance are placed on you to be pleasing and acceptable to God. Therefore many become disillusioned by religion and quit. Notice they quit religion cause they could not measure up to religions strict rules, they did not quit on God.
Only when they find God’s true unconditional love and acceptance do they find true rest. His rest, cause He is pleased with and loves them just the way they are, NO conditions or requirements to fulfill, without any obligation.
Only in this atmosphere is peace and rest. Only in grace plus nothing are we fulfilled and have no more need in a pursuit of being loved, or iFamous, because it was always there. This is THE foundation, His love; for God is love. therefore everything is based on and interpreted from this truth.
When the debt is paid there is no obligation. Good news (gospel) He paid your debt, so enjoy you unconditional love and acceptance, receive His abundance of grace and gift of righteousness (innocence) and now you can reign in life! Now you can truly rest.