Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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Chapter 3 18c
“You are children to HaShem.”
The relevant characteristics of a child are:
1) The child is the parent’s.
2) A parent values the child for the child themselves, and not for any utility they may provide.
The people of Yisra’el are called “children” of HaShem because they are His, and because they were created as an end in their own right, and not to serve some other purpose. Indeed, the world itself was created to serve His people and therefore only they are called “children.” That is why His love for Yisra’el is like that of a father towards his own child, and why we can have complete bond with Him.
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