Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Tome that can teach US ALL How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Four, Part Thirty-Four: “BEYOND MY CONTROL”
In the last Episodes we learnt about Bitachon vis a vis Mitzvah observance, by highlighting components of our divinely endowed Powers and Responsibilities.
Part Three of this segregated mini-series “Performance vs Trust” continues to develop a foundational faith thesis via specific focus on divine remuneration and consequence.
Attempting to replace Bechira (free choice) with Bitachon (trust) is misguided and indicative of a profoundly wrong perspective. In fact, it contradicts the Torah truism that we’re given personal responsibility to make moral decisions, choosing good over evil
When it comes to fulfilling our duty towards G-d, we must accept responsibility, not leave it in G-d’s hands. Bitachon is only appropriate for end results beyond our control.
This begs an important theological question: if all that’s expected of us is to choose, resolve, and act to the best of our ability, then why are we judged on performance?
This Episode comprises the Thirty-Fourth segment of the Fourth Chapter of “The Gate of Trust,” and is the 107th consecutive video of the series.