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What does Hashem Elokecha ask from you, but to fear Hashem Elokecha and to walk in His ways?
What does Hashem Elokecha ask from you, but to fear Hashem Elokecha and to walk in His ways?(Devorim, Perek Yud, Pasuk Yud Gimmel)
"Eem Bechukosai Taylaychu" (Perek Chof Vov Pasuk Gimmel). This, the last Parsha in Sefer Vayikra begins by discussing the good things that will happen when Klal Yisrael will walk in the Derech of Hashem. What are some of those things - we will never thirst for water or hunger for bread. The land will be plentiful and filled with peace.
And the Pasuk tells us "V'Nasti Gishmaychem B'Eetam" and I will give your rains in their seasons. The Divrei Yisrael asks - in whose seasons? And he answers - the seasons of Klal Yisrael. Bnei Yisrael are gifted with a special Bracha - for us things can happen outside of the natural course. For the rest of the world things follow a natural order - but we who believe in Hashgacha Pratis - that Hashem is constantly watching over us - for us things can occur outside of what is natural.
There are many times in our lives when we will feel as if we have no where to turn - the obstacles in our path are just too great. Klal Yisrael faced this type if situation when they left Mitzrayim. They stood facing the Yam Suf with the Egyptians breathing down their backs. And they cried out to Moshe - why did you bring us here - were there not graves in Mitzrayim for us to be buried in. Hashem told Moshe to tell them "Go." Rashi Hakadosh explains(Shemos - Perek Yud Daled Pasuk Tes Vov) that Hashem told Moshe "Ayn HaYam Omed Lifnayhem" - there is no water standing before them. If you have faith in Hashem then there is no water standing before you - there is no obstacle to great for you to overcome. Hashem never gives us more than we can handle. All we have to do is turn to him for strength and all things are possible for us - even those that are above the laws of nature.
Chazak Chazak V'Nischazayk!!!
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