Continued from previous DZ
We read previously that God sent the Satan to see Job as an example for a man with complete integrity, who fears God and stays away from evil.
The Satan responded:
“וַיַּעַן הַשָּׂטָן אֶת-יְהוָה, וַיֹּאמַר: הַחִנָּם, יָרֵא אִיּוֹב אֱלֹהִים”
“Then Satan answered YHVH, “Does Job fear God for nothing?”
10: “הֲלֹא-את (אַתָּה) שַׂכְתָּ בַעֲדוֹ וּבְעַד-בֵּיתוֹ, וּבְעַד כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ–מִסָּבִיב: מַעֲשֵׂה יָדָיו בֵּרַכְתָּ, וּמִקְנֵהוּ פָּרַץ בָּאָרֶץ”
10: “Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”
11: “But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!””
12: “Then the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.”
The Satan immediately pointed to the weakness of people who have everything. They may give thanks to God for their good life but the moment they lose their wealth, they lose their faith with it.
In this story Job lost everything he had but he kept his faith.
We find many examples of people who lost their faith the moment they lose something dear to them. Many people expect God to be their servant and provide them with everything they need.
Adam and Eve had everything provided for them but they made a mistake and lost the direct connection to sustenance from God. They moved out from the place that was all good to a realm that requires work and efforts to have sustenance.
Our goal is to correct the flaw that Adam and Eve caused in the world and go back to the ultimate state of existence, when God provides for all without the process of earning.
We came to this world to work and correct the channel of the complete sustenance that comes directly from the higher levels. We can’t expect the ultimate and spiritual payment until we finish the work, not before.
I know people who were super rich and lost everything for one reason or another. I see them as ‘blessed’ because the great lack of material wealth can be filled with faith and Light of the Creator. These people born with a big vessel and greater opportunities to accumulate wealth but at the same time they have to use it to transform their vessel to one of sharing and help many others.