Daily Zohar # 4254 – Emor – Get him occupied with something
Daily Zohar 4254
240. אָמַר הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא: מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה? כָּאן צְרִיכָה הִשְׁתַּדְּלוּת, לְהָבִיא קְרָב כְּנֶגְדּוֹ. אֶתֵּן לוֹ בְּמַה שֶּׁיִּתְעַסֵּק, וְיַעֲזֹב אֶת בָּנַי, וַהֲרֵי נִמְצָא בְּמַה שֶּׁיִּתְעַסֵּק. מִיָּד אָמַר לוֹ: הֲשָׂמְתָּ לִבְּךָ אֶל עַבְדִּי אִיּוֹב כִּי אֵין כָּמֹהוּ בָּאָרֶץ. מִיָּד חָלַק לוֹ הַמַּלְשִׁין בִּדְבָרִים, וַיַּעַן הַשָּׂטָן אֶת ה’ וַיֹּאמַר הַחִנָּם יָרֵא אִיּוֹב אֱלֹהִים.
Continued from previous DZ
The friends commented, at the time, Israel were ready to cross the sea and break away from Egypt. The prosecutor said, I have passed through the Holy Land, and I see they are not worthy of getting into the land. If you make a judgment, their judgment here should be like the Egyptians. Either they all die here, or all go back to Egypt. Is it not you the one who said;
“וַיֹּאמֶר לְאַבְרָם יָדֹעַ תֵּדַע כִּי גֵר יִהְיֶה זַרְעֲךָ בְּאֶרֶץ לֹא לָהֶם וַעֲבָדוּם וְעִנּוּ אֹתָם אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה.”
“Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years.”
And after all, no more than 210 years passed since they got into exile.
The Satan tries to block and delay the redemption process of Israel
The Holy One, Blessed be He said, “What shall I do? We must bring something for him to occupy himself with, and leave my sons alone. He immediately said to him;
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל הַשָּׂטָן הֲשַׂמְתָּ לִבְּךָ עַל עַבְדִּי אִיּוֹב כִּי אֵין כָּמֹהוּ בָּאָרֶץ אִישׁ תָּם וְיָשָׁר יְרֵא אֱלֹהִים וְסָר מֵרָע.”
“Then YHVH said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”
“וַיַּעַן הַשָּׂטָן אֶת יְהוָה וַיֹּאמַר הַחִנָּם יָרֵא אִיּוֹב אֱלֹהִים.”
, set your heart on my servant Job, for there is none like him in the land.” And the devil answered the Lord and said the vain Job fears God.
Hashem triggered the Satan to ‘evaluate’ Job and get occupied with him while his children are in the court.
Satan responded, implying that he couldn’t find a flaw in Job because his was blessed by Hashem in all that is good, so he had no reason to doubt Hashem or follow the evil inclination.
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