Is having a choice the basis for human relationship? Maybe not. For example, we did not choose our parents; yet, virtually all children love their parents. We do not choose our siblings; yet, most people feel a brotherly/sisterly love towards their siblings. These feeling are hard to supress; they often tend to remain beyond rational limits. But wait you say? After all, we did choose our spouse. Oh, really? The Bible states relating directly to marriage that humans should not divide what God put together (Mt. 19:6). Finally, we do not choose our own natural children; yet, people generally have a inate parental love for their offspring. There you have the four of the closest relationships among humanity and none of these are originally based upon our own choice. And what about God? Does He have a choice in loving His creatures? I don't think so. God is love and by His very nature I think He must love the people He has made. I don't conceive how God create a being that He would/could not love. Yes, I believe that God loved Satan in his initially created form. We love God because He first loved us (1 Jn 4:19). Is not the real basis of relationships Trust?