Saturday, August 29, 2009

The benefit in deducing lessons from mitzvot


"There is no benefit in Gd's mitzvot for Gd, but there is benefit for a person himself, to avoid harm or inappropriate beliefs or an ugly trait, or to remember the miracles and wonders of the Creator and to know Gd, and to be purified like refined silver.

"When one refines silver, his deeds are not irrational; they are performed to remove impurities. So, too, regarding the mitzvot, to remove inappropriate beliefs and to inform us of the truth and have us remember it always."

(Sefer haChinuch, Mitzvah 545)

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