July 15, 2021 / 6 Menachem Av, 5781 • Parshat Devarim
Issue 675
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

Moses reminds the Jewish people how they reacted to the scouts’ report after they had spied out the Land of Israel,
accusing G-d of exhibiting ill will toward them.

Deuteronomy 1:22-38

G-d Only Loves

Until the Final Redemption, when there will no longer be any obstacles impeding the full revelation of G-d’s goodness, opportunities will unfortunately remain to mistake G-d’s love for us for cruelty.

Our challenge, until the Messianic Era, is to remain fully aware that

G-d is at all times manifesting His love for us, even if it occasionally

appears exactly the opposite.

Remaining conscious of this love will inspire us to reciprocate it by fulfilling His will to our utmost ability. This, in turn, will eliminate the last remaining impediments to the Final Redemption.

—from Daily Wisdom #1