The question is frequently asked, "If God loves and accepts us by grace, and not because of anything we do, then what motivation do we have for living a good life?" That is a huge question, and a fair one. What kind of motivation does the Christian have for living a good life? Why obey, if God accepts us no matter what we do? The surprising answer of this passage is that the gospel actually gives us a far greater motivation for goodness, and therefore a far deeper call to obedience.