Daily Zohar # 2023 – Bo – The blessings await
Continued from previous DZ
“ יְהוָה, צַדִּיק יִבְחָן: וְרָשָׁע, וְאֹהֵב חָמָס–שָׂנְאָה נַפְשׁוֹ”
“YHVH tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence”
God tests the righteous and hates the wicked. Hate represents disconnection and a passive state. Tests mean a close relationship with God.
In the world of Malchut we may understand it wrong and scream ‘unfair’. The truth is that the ‘tests’ are great times to cleanse and expand the soul. The righteous person keeps his faith all the way to his death. Even though God knows that the righteous won’t lose their faith, the tests are like gifts for them to connect higher and expand their channels of Light to the world.
We studied previously that faith is the bridge that takes us to the upper three Sefirot where the life force comes from. When righteous people pass the challenging tests they increase the size of their vessels and are able to draw more Light to the world.
The wicked can only bring more negativity to the world if they experience hardships.
The righteous know that whatever they go through is temporary and that the final rewards are greater than the temporary pleasures of this world.
“וַיהוָה, בֵּרַךְ אֶת-אַחֲרִית אִיּוֹב–מֵרֵאשִׁתוֹ”
“And YHVH blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning”
Because of the experiences the righteous go through, they build greater vessels and are capable of drawing greater rewards.
Many times we see righteous people die after going through pain and suffering. Their rewards await them at the time of the Resurrection and during the state of immortality.