Today, God’s Spirit dwells in Christ loving hearts beyond the confines of His temple. He says it twice in this brief passage, “Consider your ways!”. Both times with the explanation mark!
There is an important lesson to heed here. A primary purpose of our creation have a relationship, to live a life in which God takes pleasure in while being glorified.
When we allow that supernatural process to occur, His nature is to bless that for He is good.
If we ignore Him, if we shun Him, if we are unrepentant, if we live in gross filth, debauchery, lewdness and immorality the consequence is depravity and emptiness as clearly explained in the vernacular of those ancient days.
Times have changed but God’s perfect core shall never change.
Therefore, God calls us to love Him with ALL of heart, soul, mind and strength as commandment #1 and then love others as #2. Loving ourselves is expected and natural. When we get the first two right, the third will be healthy.