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-Eight: “WRONG TURN”
In the previous Episode we further developed the idea that relying on Hashem in areas our spiritual service is Trust misplaced. Such Bitachon applies to our material pursuit.
Reliance on Hashem is appropriate for areas of life the direction can be unclear and it’s easy to make the wrong turn, while in Torah and Mitzvot clear directions already exist!
After a concluding illustration of the previously articulated “big Bitachon divide” we will move onto Rabbeinu Bachaya’s secondary, distinct, and final clarification of the matter:
In Material Matters what appears Good can easily turn out to be Bad. Shifting realities and circumstances are ever unforeseen. One can only Trust in Hashem and pray for direction.
Yet, in Spiritual Service, the barometers of Good and Bad never change. Petitioning Heaven for guidance is thus a foolish path to take. Instead, here we must simply follow the clear directions we’ve been given, rather than trying to absolve ourselves of our divinely-imposed responsibilities by inappropriately relying on G-d.
The Thirty-Eighth segment of the Fourth Chapter of “Shaar HaBitachon” has been generously sponsored by Rachel Pauline Kamin in memory of her beloved mother, Rivka bat Ze’ev.
This Episode comprises the 111th consecutive video of our ongoing series on Trust.