Daily Zohar # 4391 – Vayera – Grab these gifts and don’t let go
Daily Zohar 4391
168. וּבֹא וּרְאֵה, כְּשֶׁרָצָה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְהָבִיא דִין עַל סְדֹם, זִכָּה קֹדֶם אֶת אַבְרָהָם וְשָׁלַח לוֹ דּוֹרוֹן לִזְכּוֹת עִמָּהֶם כְּדֵי לְהַצִּיל אֶת לוֹט בֶּן אָחִיו מִשָּׁם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּזְכֹּר אֱלֹהִים אֶת אַבְרָהָם וַיְשַׁלַּח אֶת לוֹט מִתּוֹךְ הַהֲפֵכָה, וְלֹא כָתוּב וַיִּזְכֹּר אֱלֹהִים אֶת לוֹט, שֶׁהֲרֵי בִּזְכוּת אַבְרָהָם נִצַּל. וּמַה זֶּה וַיִּזְכֹּר? שֶׁזָּכַר אוֹתוֹ מַה שֶּׁזָּכָה קֹדֶם עִם אוֹתָם שְׁלֹשֶׁת הַמַּלְאָכִים.
Continued from previous DZ
We learned that when the Holy One, Blessed be He, loves a person, he sends him a gift to a poor person in need so that he may earn merits by him, and for that, Hashem continues to him a thread of Chessed, that is drawn from the Right side and registered over his head. When a judgment comes to the world, the force that executes the judgment will beware of harming him. When he raises his eyes and sees the thread of Chessed on that person, he turns away from him and avoids hurting him. The Holy One, Blessed be He, gives those close to him opportunities to earn merits before judgment is expressed.
We should not miss any opportunity to do good because each little one can be critical when we need protection from negativity. The best blessing we can give a person who is doing good is “Tizke L’mitzvot,” meaning “May you have merits to do Mitzvot.” Because with more good deeds, a person earns merits that would benefit him in the future in whatever is best for him.
When the Holy One, Blessed be He, wanted to bring judgment on Sodom, He sent him a gift, that is, the three angels, so that he would earn merits by hosting them, and by them he could save Lot, his brother’s son from the sin cities.
“וַיְהִי בְּשַׁחֵת אֱלֹהִים אֶת עָרֵי הַכִּכָּר וַיִּזְכֹּר אֱלֹהִים אֶת אַבְרָהָם וַיְשַׁלַּח אֶת לוֹט מִתּוֹךְ הַהֲפֵכָה בַּהֲפֹךְ אֶת הֶעָרִים אֲשֶׁר יָשַׁב בָּהֵן לוֹט.”
“And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.”
It was thanks to Abraham that Lot was saved because “God remembered” the merits that Abraham earned by welcoming the angels into his tent and feeding them.