We are familiar with the concept that God is love. The reason for that is that the Bible says so and we like that idea.
(1 John 4:8 KJV) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.We like it because it makes us all warm inside and because we define love the way we want to instead of Biblically. We confine God in our definition of love instead of understanding love as an attribute of God.
Within that attribute of love is a holy, righteous God who rails at the sanctimonious excuses we make by trying to push Him as far as we can and then saying, “Oh, I am so sorry. Forgive me.” Read this verse again. Somehow I don’t think it fits your stereotype of Grandfather God. It does fit the character of a holy God who does not play games that mock Him. Remember, He knows our hearts. He knows when we have an ace up our sleeve or when we adjust the rules to give us the advantage. He does not laugh.
So? I trust this is not a warning to you. I hope it is only a reminder that you need to look at the games that others play and not have a false sense of security about their standing before the Lord.