God created us, but He did not spare us from ourselves. When people give service or money, they like to be acknowledged for it. And as recipients of their gifts, we should acknowledge their generosity.
Love is reciprocal. It is never one sided. Jesus loved us enough to die for us, but His death doesn’t have the power to redeem us, if we don’t accept and claim it as our salvation.
There is no free ride to Heaven. We must choose to acknowledge and respond to the gifts presented in creation. When we do we will act according to our own free will, and develop a relationship with (or without) God that will lead us to our eternal destiny.