What sort of parent would ever base their love for their child on whether they behave or not? It is a gift for all children that their parents favor, pleasure and love is based on the mere fact that they are the children of their parents. Christ said, in Matthew 7, if your earthly Father knows how to give such good gifts, how much more will your heavenly Father. Can there be a greater gift given or for the children to have their affections stirred by and awakened to the unyielding, immutable, impassable love of God. This, by very definition, is the very thing John spoke of in 1 John 4:19.