GATEWAYS TO TORAT HAYIM

 
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Parshat Shelach: Human Effort vs. Faith

by Heller, Rebbetzin Tziporah

G-d created the world in a way that we have to make efforts to get what we need. Why?…

 

[Because this presents us with a significant challenge and opportunity. We must choose if we will trace] things to their original cause [God] and develop a relationship with [Him], or will we irrationally attribute everything to ourselves, thinking that all the achievements in this world are uniquely the result of [our efforts].

 

[Will we have the humility to recognize that behind everything, there is the Master of the Universe who manages things with His infinite wisdom]?”