October 6, 2022 / 11 Tishrei, 5783 • Parshat Ha'azinu
Issue 738
Dedicated in loving memory of Mrs. Miriam Friedman

When I proclaim the Name of G-d,
give greatness to our G-d.

Deuteronomy 32:3

One meaning of “giving greatness to G-d” is enabling G-d, so to speak, to fulfill His desire in creating the world. G-d purposely left the world unfinished when He created it, intending for us to perfect it. Thus, G-d’s plan cannot be completed without us.

The way we help G-d fulfill His desire for the world is by living our lives in accordance with His teachings.

Specifically, by constantly probing the depths of the Torah for new insights that can transform our lives and the lives of others, and by observing G-d’s commandments with renewed inspiration, we elicit new levels of Divine consciousness into reality.

We thereby gradually and persistently help the world fulfill its purpose, transforming it into G-d’s ultimate home.

—from Daily Wisdom3