Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
When the Yetzer harah gives up hope of seducing you in various ways, it will try to do so in regard to reward and punishment. First, it will try to make you doubt reward and punishment in this world. It will say, “If [reward and punishment] were meted out in just fashion, the wicked would not prosper, and the righteous would not suffer affliction,” a claim that has been mentioned previously, in the Fourth Gate teaching.
But when the intellect reveals to you the ways of justice in both these cases, as already mentioned in the Gate of Trust in G-d, this doubt will disappear, and your heart will be relieved of its confusion.
For the Elevation of the Soul: John Culver