Johann Gerhard has contrasted our love for God with our love for other things—created things and even ourselves. In this fifth and final part of his Meditation IX, “Loving God Alone,” Pastor Gerhard leads us to ponder God’s love for us, which then leads to our love for God. And when we have love for God, we have life and rest for our souls. (Also listen to part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.)
Source: Sacred Meditations by Johann Gerhard, pages 53-54, alt.