Any war, has their heros. Those who received the silver star, the croux, all known purple heart are men and women that served their country and their people above and beyound the call of duty.
I have heard people say, and I completely agree, that we can not do anything to deserve or justify God’s love or to achieve Righteousness. NEVER! Just like those who faught in battle did not do it to achieve citizenship! Yet, they served beyound the call of duty because of their love for the country. People who do things to achieve acceptance will only do what is necesary. People will give their loves and more, for those they love!
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this:that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
None of us can do anything to deserve His love, but should His love not compel us to serve beyound the call of duty?