Daily Zohar # 2382 – Ki Tisa – What does God require of you
Zohar Ki Tisa
“כִּי הֶעֱלִתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, וּמִבֵּית עֲבָדִים פְּדִיתִיךָ; וָאֶשְׁלַח לְפָנֶיךָ, אֶת-מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן וּמִרְיָם”
“Indeed, I brought you up from the land of Egypt And ransomed you from the house of slavery, And I sent before you Moses, Aaron and Miriam”
The Holy One Blessed be He, provides for the Israelites with love and compassion. The Zohar ask to why in addition to the three, the verse doesn’t include Elazar, Pinchas, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha and other great Tzadikim. The explanation is that the verse is in a form of question as why don’t you (Istraelites) remember the good that I did for you by sending Moses, Aaron and Miriam.
Moses was sent to bring the Manna, lead the people with justice and provide everything they needed. Aaron was sent to bring the clouds of honors to protect them like kings and wash them with dew that renewed their cloths and shoes. Miriam was sent to bring the water that followed them during their journeys in the wilderness.
God scold the Israelites telling them that they enjoyed everything while giving nothing from their own. Even though Moses, Aaron and Miriam did a lot for them, they were hostile and disrespected them.
“הִגִּיד לְךָ אָדָם, מַה-טּוֹב; וּמָה-יְהוָה דּוֹרֵשׁ מִמְּךָ, כִּי אִם-עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד, וְהַצְנֵעַ לֶכֶת, עִם-אֱלֹהֶיךָ”
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does YHVH require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?”
The prophet tells us what God expects from us. The keywords are “Walk humbly with your God”. Everything we do should be with the consciousness of being with God because it is absolute truth. Our soul is an actual part of the Light of the Creator. When we connect our soul with the Light of the Creator we grow in a pure way. When we study the Torah using the Zohar and follow the true teaching of the Torah then we can merit the final redemption and the promise that the prophet brings in Micah 7:15
“כִּימֵי צֵאתְךָ, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם, אַרְאֶנּוּ, נִפְלָאוֹת”
“”As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you miracles.”
We are in the state of ‘Egypt’, enslaved to our material desires and comfort that is the aspect of darkness. The Zohar, Torah and the Tzadikim are our Moses, Aaron and Miriam that provide all that we need to be ready for the revelation of the great Light.