Daily Zohar # 4241 – Emor – If He knows everything, then why
Daily Zohar 4241
214. וְהַכֹּל יוֹדֵעַ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לָמָּה צָרִיךְ אֶת כָּל זֶה? שֶׁלֹּא כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִהְיֶה פִּתְחוֹן פֶּה לִבְנֵי הָעוֹלָם, אֶלָּא לְהַרְאוֹת שֶׁהַכֹּל עוֹשֶׂה בְּדֶרֶךְ אֱמֶת, וְנוֹחַ לְפָנָיו מִי שֶׁנִּצָּל מִן הַדִּין. וְאִם תֹּאמַר, מִנַּיִן לָנוּ? זֶה נִמְסַר לַחֲכָמִים. וַאֲפִלּוּ לְמִי שֶׁאֵין יוֹדְעִים, מִי שֶׁרוֹצֶה לְהִסְתַּכֵּל, יַשְׁגִּיחַ בְּמַה שֶּׁהוּא בְּנִגְלֶה, וְיֵדַע מַה שֶּׁהוּא בְּנִסְתָּר, שֶׁהֲרֵי הַכֹּל בְּגָוֶן אֶחָד. כָּל מַה שֶּׁמִּנָּה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא בָּאָרֶץ, הַכֹּל הוּא כְּמוֹ שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה.
Continued from previous DZ
And then the king delays the judgment until a known time, maybe in the meantime, they will do teshuva. If they repent, the testimonies are reaped, are torn, and if not, the king sits to judge the people, and all those who advocate and testify on merits stand before him, the announcer stands and announces, so-and-so did this, who will speak about his merits. If there is someone who will advocate for him, good. And if not, he is handed over to the prosecutor to be punished.
He asks, the Holy One, Blessed be He knows everything, then why is it necessary for all this? And he answers that it is made to show the world’s people that everything is done in justice and truth. Hashem is pleased when a person is saved from judgment. If one wonders, where did we get this understanding from? This wisdom was given to the wise, and even those who do not know and want to know can look at what is openly done in the world below, and know what is done above and hidden from us, is the same as below because everything that the Holy One, Blessed be He has done on this world, is also done in the world above.