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-Five: “TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES”
In the previous Episodes we learnt that employing Bitachon to rely on Hashem to choose Mitzvah observance on our behalf is entirely wrongheaded.
It would be a colossal misappropriation of Trust to shift responsibility to G-d, when has in effect made us responsible to find the inner resolve and appropriately follow that up by choosing to serve Hashem.
This attempt to replace Bechira (free choice) with Bitachon (trust) is in effect foolish and illogical when He has given that very responsibility to us.
In view of this Torah Truism, we now explore another Truth: the idea of Consequences, e. g. the promised Reward and Punishment for loyalty or disloyalty towards Hashem.
Addressing both concepts of Reward and Retribution for our Righteousness or Rebellion, Rabbainu Bachaya clarifies our responsibilities to G-d, and the results we engender.
The Thirty-Fifth segment of the Fourth Chapter of “Shaar HaBitachon” is lovingly dedicated to elevate the holy Neshama of Sara Pesha (Sonia) bat R’ Nochem Yitzchak on occasion of her Yahrzeit on Asara B’Tevet. This Episode comprises the 108th consecutive video of the ongoing series on Trust.