Trust in G-d

Last week’s Haftarah makes two very important statements. The first is ארור הגבר אשר יבטח באדם, “Cursed is the man who puts his faith in other men.” And the second Pasuk says, ברוך הגבר אשר יבטח בה׳, “Blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem.”

There is a clear message made by the prophet. One needs to understand where one is able to feel a sense of security. People foolishly think that they can achieve this peace of mind by amassing wealth and physical possessions. They believe that as long as they are in control of others based on their status, all will be well. Man can lack loyalty or scruples and bring this person down. ( The media does this to good people all the time. )

Only faith in Hashem creates real security. Hashem will never forsake those who trust in Him. He is the G-d of truth and true justice is with Him. We must never forget this simple message. ברוך הגבר אשר יבטח בה׳