Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Humility of Moshe and Moshiach

Moshe initially declined his mission saying ''Who am I, that I should go to Pharoah, and that I should bring forth the people of Israel out of Egypt?'' [Shemos 3:11]

The answer to this question was hinted to by the verse ''A poor man is riding on a donkey'' [Zechariah 9:9].  The poor man is a metaphor for the profound humility of Moshiach.  Likewise, the fact that he is riding on a mere donkey also points to his humility.

So, we have here an answer to Moshe's question:

Just like Moshiach was chosen by G-d due to his great humility, so too it was with Moshe.  Thus, the fact that Moshe humbly declined the mission proved he was the right person for the task.

Source: Likutei Sichos Lubavitcher Rebbe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mashiach will be lowly yaakov abuchatzeira tzion of morracon jewry in his torah commentary pitui chotam says anavah humilty = samael . Because moshe / mashiachs humility is neged samael . as is known in torah gematria opposites often have the same gematria for they oppose each other .