Sometimes we get so bogged down with the halachic minutiae of a mitzvoh that we totally lose sight of our connection with Hashem, the One who commanded that we perform the mitzvoh in the first place.
Hence, in this parsha Ki Savo it explains, that a person who brings his first-ripened offering has to state out loud, that he has not forgotten Hashem Who has commanded that we do the mitzvoh.
We sometimes get so involved in a mitzvoh (commandment) that we forget the M’tza’veh (the one who gave the command). (Sfas Emes) From Zvi Akiva Fleisher
Sometimes I get so bogged down in the cacophony of news that I loose track of my Commander in Chief, and what the Commander asked of me to do. Thankfully it is Elul, and I can retool, reorganize, gets things straighted out. It’s time to remember what I am doing here in the first place.