Based on how love is typically understood in everyday life,  it seems to come across as something that must be earned or merited in much the same way that we are expected to pay for something that we buy or acquire.  In other words, I should do something for you because you do something for me or perhaps if you want my love then you must show yourself worthy of receiving it. Well, none of this fits in with the definition of divine love in scripture. And especially what often blurs how we should rightfully understand true love is our misinformed viewpoint of Leviticus 19:18, which is translated from Hebrew into English as,”You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  If I am reading the Hebrew correctly and reading it within the right context of all of scripture’s teachings on love, Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39  are rather telling us that Yehovah is loving us and with this, we are to freely give I to others as Yehovah gives it to us.