Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Chiya said that the way it looks, God didn’t want them to interfere with what’s going on. Rabbi Yosei said; there could have been a judgment on that person and the Holy One Blessed Be He brought the poor man to him so he can save him and have merits.
They continued on their way and saw that the good man got tired. His friend scolded him; didn’t I tell you not to give your food to another?
Rabbi Chiya offered Rabbi Yosei to share their food with that man, but Rabbi Yosei said that they shouldn’t take away the merit from him. They saw the shade of death on his face and waited to see how the Holy One Blessed be He uses his merits to save him.
The good man sat and slept under a tree while his friends move on to a different path. The two rabbis sat and expected to see the miracle that the Holy One would make for this man.
A little later they saw a viper surrounded with flames standing in front of that person. Rabbi Chiya expressed worries that this man may die soon, but Rabbi Yosei said that this man must be lucky because he earned merits to be saved by God. Then a snake comes down from the tree wishing to kill the good man in his sleep, but the viper with flames killed that snake and went away.
God brings on our path opportunities to correct ourselves and earn merits that can be used in this world and the world to come. The good man in the story saved a person’s life and his life was saved. We should be on a lookout for people in need of help of our support. We will then find plenty of opportunities to do good for others. As we learned in the previous study, we are the hands of God, and when we do his will, we get paid. Every good thing we do counts. Whatever we give and share, comes back to us in ways we need the most. We may give from our energy, money, and trade it with Light. After we give we may see that temporary, we have less money, but the money we offer transforms into Light. It is reserved for us and used to reward us in what we need the most. We experience miracles that we don’t see in our eyes. The story above tells us about a miracle that happened when the person was sleeping. We are saved from accidents, bad health, and have protected sustenance. Never miss an opportunity to do good; it’s an investment for life.
The conclusion of this story is in the next DZ study.