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Neither naive nor paranoid

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The Torah tells us (Deuteronomy 7:22) we could not kill the through-and-through wicked Seven Nations of Canaan quickly because G^d only will deliver them piecemeal. Then it says something amazing. The slow pace is because a fast removal of all of them would make that wild animals would take over the created vacuum before we could settle the Land ourselves.

In other words: You’d think this is unfortunate, but it’s really for the best.

G^d didn’t need to tell us. He could have demanded trust in Him. But He explains why this is the best possible scenario. G^d doesn’t demand from just everyone blind trust.

In fact, it says (Deuteronomy 7:17) that when you’d worry about a stronger enemy, don’t be scared. Just remember what G^d did to Pharaoh and all the Egyptians. It could........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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