No Need for a Blessing

The Torah tells us, “ארור הגבר אשר יבטח באדם ושם בשר זרועו ומן ה ‘ יסור לבו… ברוך הגבר אשר יבטח בה’ והיה ה’ מבטחו” (Yirmiyah 17:5-7)- A person who places his faith in man is cursed and removes his heart from Hashem… Blessed is a person who has faith in Hashem, and Hashem is his source of faith.

We first need to point out that the navi is not giving a blessing or curse to those who do and don’t have faith in Hashem. Rather the natural outcome of someone who places his faith in Hashem will be that he will have a life of blessing. Conversely, if a person primarily relies on other people, he will find himself living a difficult life.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: