Hashem Forms Light and Creates Darkness (Isaiah 45:7)

During this time before the world has completed it’s tikkun, spiritual correction, the grey areas prevail and the majority of people are easily misled. While society looks up to those who pursue their bodily desires, spiritual leaders are mocked and scorned. Most people see darkness and call it light, then see light and call it darkness.

Only Hashem can make the perfect separation between light and darkness. King Solomon said, “The righteous and the wicked God will judge” (Ecclesiastes 3:17). Only Hashem can define good and evil. Only in Olam Haba, the World to Come, will we find a clear differentiation between truth and lies, good and evil. Our bodies, if driven by lust, appetites, and the Yetzer Hara, Evil Inclination, can easily mislead us. Our Sages warn us not to trust ourselves until our last day on earth (Avot 2:4). Hashem delineates between light and darkness, but we can still succumb to the chaos in the grey areas…

Based on The Garden of Knowledge, by Shalom Arush


Measure for Measure

The Tikkunei Zohar (P’tach Eliyahu, Intro 17): Hashem runs the world according to our actions. When people behave in an upright manner, the world is a place of harmony and living-kindness. Injustice, cruelty, and injustice lead to stern judgments and calamity. (Garden of Emuna)

For Hashem’s Glory

Whatever Hashem has created, He has created only for His glory (see Isaiah 43:7). Hashem’s glory is the root of the entire creation. “With Ten Utterances the world was created” (Avot 5:1). “The whole earth is filled with His glory” (Isaiah 6:3) (Likutei Moharan II:12)