Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach you to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Episode #13 “THE SEEKER” — In the previous Episode, we introduced the principal that wisdom and cunning cannot to be relied upon for success, because in truth success comes solely from G-d’s blessings. This doesn’t mean we aren’t required to make natural efforts; Torah necessarily mandates toil as we aren’t permitted to “Rely on Miracles” to receive our unique Divine downflow of sustenance, vitality, and blessing.
This idea is now further developed and clarified as we move from reliance on intelligence and acumen to strength and talent. In summation, while we must do our part, we must always be mindful of the true fount of our sustenance and place trust solely in G-d — the singular source of any success we are fortunate enough to receive!