Ever found yourself saying some form of this prayer - "God, please do this for me. I deserve it because..."?
But do we really want God to give us what we deserve?
Oh, the nice things... sure. But what about all the punishment for the sins against Him? Everything that was heaped onto Jesus at the time of His crucifixion and death? That's what we really "deserve". But instead, He took everything we deserve onto Himself so that we could receive the gifts:
Grace, Love, Eternal life
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8