There is still a part of the believer that is unsanctified and sinful, and this part of him continually fights against the desire to please God. See Romans 7:21-25. This should lead us to a greater appreciation for our deliverance in Christ. As Romans 8 goes on to state, those who are in Christ are delivered from the penalty of sin, are progressively being delivered from the power of sin, and shall ultimately be delivered from the presence of sin.1) Why is it that the more I want to please God, the more I seem to crave and fall into sin?
Love to God can be seen in the desire to please God. It can also be seen in the believer magnifying God's grace and being humbled under a sense of his shortcomings and sins, as well as in giving God's commandments the highest priority in life.2) How can one know if they truly love God? So many people, many Christians even, profess to love Him, yet their lives are really no different from an unbeliever.