Another quote from Miroslav Wolf in “Free of Charge”:
On the cross, God is not setting up the terms of a contract that humans need to fulfill in order to get what they want. Neither is God saying on the cross, “I died for you, now you’ve got to do what I tell you.” Instead on the cross God’s own self is given for the sins of humanity.
God’s goods are not for sale; you can’t buy them with money or good deeds. God doesn’t make deals. God gives.