Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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The reason the Creator obliged man to exert himself and search for the means of [obtaining] a livelihood and other necessities is twofold.
First, since Divine wisdom demands the trail of the soul with service of G-d or rebellion against Him, G-d tries the soul with what will reveal its choice in the matter, namely, with the need and want for that which is external to it — food, drink, clothing, shelter, and sexual relations. He commanded human beings to seek and obtain these requirements through the available means, in specific ways, and at certain times. What the Creator decrees a man should attain of the man realizes and attains through ample means which are provided him. What the Creator does not decree that he should attain of them he does not attain, and the means are withheld from him. His service or sin is demonstrated through his intent on — and choice of — one to the exclusion of the other, and this then determines reward or punishment, even if he does not carry it out in deed.
Dedicated to Kenneth Paul Monfort