Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach US ALL to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Three, Part Twenty-One: “PROSPERITY OF THE WICKED”
Having theologically resolved that Hashem orchestrates the challenges people face in obtaining their livelihood because its beneficial for them; serving to keep them on the straight and narrow –exceptionally righteous people should logically be exempt.
Our faith-based Torah logic would further dictate that that wicked people should be most heavily burdened in pursuit of sustenance.
Yet, notwithstanding the spiritual Zero Risk Factor, sometimes we see truly Pious People can’t seem to make ends meet, while their rebellious counterparts easily succeed, enjoying tranquil prosperity. Why does G-d make things happen that way?!
In this Episode, Rabbainu Bachaya first acknowledges this painful reality, and moves to emphasize that it is an age-Old Question. A faith conundrum that has already been expressed by numerous prophets and continues to vex theologians: Why in Heaven do the Righteous Suffer, while the Wicked Prosper?
The author contends by introducing a general assertion that doesn’t quite answer the question yet provides important context. A faith-infused perspectives by virtue of which we can and must frame our view of things.
Part Twenty-One of the chapter comprises the 66th episode of this ongoing series.
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