This is from the blog Theological Jon:
The perfections, also known as the attributes, of God are often abused today. Not that people mess up on the definitions of these beautiful perfections of God, but that it can be rather easy to overemphasize one perfection/attribute over others. Such it is with the love of God. Yes, God is loving, but we must never say that His love outweighs God’s holiness, righteousness, justice, and so on. Yet, it is common to say that God’s love is the only attribute contributing to the salvation of man is dangerously wrong. As Oswald Chambers explains in today’s devotional, God does not forgive us for our sin only because He loves us. Love is an attribute included in the process of forgiveness, but true forgiveness of sins comes only through the death of His Son. This supreme act to forgive man for their sin includes all the attributes of God, not just love. At the cross, we see God’s holiness, righteousness, justice, mercy, grace, love, power, and sovereignty.