The First Commandment reminds us that God has given us this great gift of Himself. He is yours. He made you. He saved you. He washed and claimed you, marking you with the sign of the cross and [...]
The First Commandment directs us to Jesus who is our true God. It teaches us to fear, love and trust in Him. It teaches us that the highest gift that God Himself has given to us is...Himself!
Believe that God is good in Christ. Know that He’s good. Have confidence that He’s going to work good in what He’s doing for you.
It is not our love for God (law) that grants all this; it is God's love for us (Gospel). His heart, not yours. His works, not ours. For His heart declares: I do not seek out the lovable to love. [...]