But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
If you have a child who has lost his or her way, do you abandon them? Do you simply give up on them after you’ve disciplined them over and over, but the continue on a destructive path? No, you pray for them, continue to run after them, and intercede for them if possible. That’s what God did for us in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.