This is an explanation of Lord’s Day 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism. The article looks at the nature of true comfort, and shows why belonging to Jesus can be the only comfort. There can only be one comfort because there is one cause of misery. The comfort the believer has in Christ is essential to the daily life of the believer until his or her death.
The first two questions and answers of the Heidelberg Catechism are introductory. Chapter 1 deals with these introductory questions and answers.