Our relationship with God is to be the same way in our showing our love in action and need for forgiveness in action.
I like to hear from my husband that he loves me. When he hurts my feelings or offends me I am grateful he has always apologized and asked my forgiveness. Where would any relationship be without those two actions? Easy to answer, there would be no relationship!
Now the Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestock—of the herd and of the flock. Leviticus 1:1-2God laid out the specifics for the people of Israel to atone for their sins. The sacrifice of animals were to symbolize their atonement. An action used for forgiveness. Love is an action and so is forgiveness. Jesus died for our sin so that we no longer need to sacrifice an animal. God still shows us all through the scriptures that love is an action and so is forgiveness.