A gift has no strings attached
God doesn’t try to control us or manipulate us by holding our souls hostage. If the love you’re promised comes with strings attached, it’s not real love.
God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:28-29)