Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ponderings of the Perkei Avot Chapter 4:29

RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Perkei Avot
Chapter 4:29
By Yehudah ben Shomeyr
“He would also say: Those who are born will die, and the dead will live. 
The living will be judged, to learn, to teach and to comprehend that 
He is God, He is the former, He is the creator, He is the comprehender, 
He is the judge, He is the witness, He is the plaintiff, and He will judge. 
Blessed is He, for before Him there is no wrong, no forgetting, no 
favoritism, and no taking of bribes; know, that everything is according 
to the reckoning. Let not your heart convince you that the grave 
is your escape; for against your will you are formed, against your 
will you are born, against your will you live, against your will you die, 
and against your will you are destined to give a judgment and 
accounting before the king, king of all kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.”
This pretty much stands on it’s own with little or no commentary needed. God is the only supreme, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, righteously fair judge. Period.

Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Oft times, God doesn’t even have to judge or send us a verdict, we do a 
good job of it ourselves.

-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr