Daily Zohar # 1737 – Yitro – It was very good
32. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וְהִנֵּה טוֹב מְאֹד. וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים – זֶה אֱלֹהִים חַיִּים. וַיַּרְא – שֶׁהִסְתַּכֵּל לְהָאִיר לָהֶם וּלְהַשְׁגִּיחַ עֲלֵיהֶם. אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה – הַכֹּל בִּכְלָל אֶחָד, מַעְלָה וּמַטָּה. וְהִנֵּה טוֹב – זֶה צַד הַיָּמִין. מְאֹד – זֶה צַד הַשְּׂמֹאל. וַהֲרֵי פֵּרְשׁוּהָ, טוֹב – זֶה מַלְאַךְ הַחַיִּים. מְאֹד – זֶה מַלְאַךְ הַמָּוֶת. וְהַכֹּל סוֹד אֶחָד. סוֹד הוּא לְאוֹתָם שֶׁמִּתְבּוֹנְנִים בְּסוֹד הַחָכְמָה.
We learned previously that even a deadly creature like the snake is part of God’s creation and it has a purpose in this world.
The Zohar explains that God uses this negative creatures also to do miracles for people. We should respect every creature and every action of God because there is a reason for everything otherwise God would have not created it.
“וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה, וְהִנֵּה-טוֹב מְאֹד; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי”
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
This verse comes after God completed his work on the sixth day. The Zohar explains that “And God Saw” is the aspect of Binah that is the creative force and the watching eye over creation. “Everything that he made” is the aspect of upper and lower, heavens and earth.
“It was very good” is the aspect of Right and Left, Good and Evil, Life and Death.
It was “very good” because the Created had everything in it.
Our lives are full of good and bad and at the same time God provided for us all the answers that we need to complete our purpose in life.