Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Goodness Of God's Work

The Goodness Of God's Work
The Goodness Of God's Work


MEN frequently think that the evils in the world are more numerous than the good things; many sayings and songs of the nations dwell on this idea. They say that the good is found only exceptionally, whilst evil things are numerous and lasting.

The origin of this error is to be found in the circumstance that men judge of the whole universe by examining one single person only. If anything happens to him contrary to his expectation, forthwith they conclude that the whole universe is evil. 

All mankind at present in existence forms only an infinitesimal portion of the permanent universe. It is of great advantage that man should know his station. Numerous evils to which persons are exposed are due to the defects existing in the persons themselves. 

We seek relief from our own faults; we suffer from evils which we inflict on ourselves, and we ascribe them to God who is far from connected with them. 

As Solomon explained it: The foolishness of man perverteth his way, and his heart fretteth against the Lord.


Excerpt From A Book of Jewish Thoughts By Dr. J H. Hertz

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