Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rewarding the Wicked

Image: "Entrance to Gan Eden" by Menachem Kuchar
For Hashem admonishes the one He loves, and like a father, He mollifies the child... [Proverbs 3:12]

Often, when G-d loves someone, He causes him or her to suffer in this world in order to cleanse him or her of the slightest trace of impropriety, so that they will be absolutely flawless when they enjoy the rewards of the World to Come.

Conversely, G-d showers prosperity upon the wicked in this world, so that they will have no claim to reward in the Afterlife.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

many, many happy returns of the day. may you be blessed to have many more fulfilling years.HAPPY CHANUKKA. theresa