Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach US ALL How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Four, Part Sixteen: “THE BENEFACTOR”
In the previous Episodes we’ve learnt that giving us wealth is one of G-d’s ways of testing our spiritual courage, fortitude, and mettle. Doing the right thing under circumstances of plenitude (rather than poverty) may well be the greatest challenge we face!
Rabbeinu Bachaya now addresses the final frontier of the “Test of Wealth” by highlighting a huge attitudal mistake many make — even when doing the right thing — which sadly robs them of due merit and causes moral failure.
For ultimately, possessing wealth is about the having the Gift to Give — because being able to provide for others is a great privilege, not a burden!
Those blessed with ability to assist others in need must view their affluence as a gift granted by the grace of G-d. From a Torah-true perspective, Hashem provides us the extra Earnings exclusively for that purpose. To think otherwise is to make a huge mistake. An error with grave consequences!
Being privy to this information should provide us with clarity and grant us the resolve to not only do the right thing, but also do it in the right way. This is the way can we pass our Test of Faith and radically sublimate the way we live!
This Episode is sponsored by Victor and Debby Janowski in memory of Debby’s father, Dovber ben Eliyahu Aryeh honouring his recently observed Yahrtzeit.
It comprises the Sixteenth segment of the Fourth Chapter of “The Gate of Trust,” and is the 90th consecutive video of the series.
GateOfTrust howtotrust giftofwealth beingabenefactor utelizingwealth sharingriches money givingmoney ThankingGodForSuccess doingtherightthing havingextramoney greatwealth beingrich succesfulinbusiness attitudes lgenerouswithmoney faithandmoney whywehavemoney purposeoffinancailsuccess purpose trustinGod Trust Faith Religion thetrueprovider sourceofall wealth Believing Belief sourceofitall Emunah GenuineTrust trustinmyheart Spirituality Bitachon