Rabbi Dr Zvi Aviner
What Is ‘Good’ in ELKM’S Eyes?
Know your CREATOR, know yourself, and know the difference
In our quest to comprehend ELKM’s Ways,
we came across the term “good” in His eyes.
Thus, during the Six Day, ELKM judged every Day (besides the 2nd)
to see whether or not it was “good.” Here “good” is
in the BUILDER’S eye, with no moral connotation.
Since we too are made by ELHM – the BUILDER,
This criteria is applies also to us. We too stand
under ELKM’s Judgment. Hence we need to know
what constitutes “good” in ELKM’s eyes?
1: What Constitutes ‘good’ in ELHM’s eyes
The Hebrew term for ‘good,’ tov, carries several connotations,
all relevant to the story of Genesis. Let’s discuss them one by one.
1 Good’ means ‘feeling good’
ELHM, of course, is not human and is beyond human emotions.
hence ‘good’ means ‘satisfied in the BUILDER eyes.’
Kabbala, however, goes deeper and says that
“feeling good” is “emotional,” and is in fact
the very reason for CREATION, that we are here
to give the CREATOR “nahat-ruach, “good” feeling
2 Good meant “as planned.”
ELHM, the BUILDER, Has had a Plan
by which He created – built- the World.
When the BUILDER-JUDGE assesses us,
He checks to see whether or not we fit His Plan.
Whoever fits the Plan, may stay and continue living
Whoever fails to meet the Plan, would be terminated
with NO MERCY
3. ‘Good’ means ‘winning the trial.’
ELHM is a BULDER and a JUDGE.
Hence the term ‘good’ is a VERDICT.
In our case, when we win, we are called “RIGHTEOUS” – tzadik
when we lose, we are “SINNERS” or “WICKED” – ra-sha,
’4: ‘Good’ means: viable, durable.
For Six Days, ELKM. – the BUILDER- builds a Six Floors BUILDING, Nature.
At the end of each Day of CREATION, each Floor ,the BUILDER
comes and checks the Floor’s polls and “ceiling,” to see whether
r they are strong enough to carry another Floor, another Day, on top.
If the Floor is viable, strong, capable of supporting the next Floor
it would be deemed “good” by the BUILDER, and would be allowed
to survive His scrutiny. If His Verdict is “not good,” it would be
terminated right away like a scaffold that is no more useful.
The Dry Land of the Third Day was deemed “good”
For it could support the next step – Vegetation – on it.
2: Each Creature’s Trial
Depends on its Position On the Ladder of CREATION
Since a good verdict infers that the creature, or the Day,
could support the following one, it comes out that
each creature’s trial depends on its location
on the Ladder of CREATION.
Thus, Mankind, born on the Sixth Day,
Would be deemed ‘good,’ if we support the Seventh Day
which is called The Eternal Sabbath.
Now let’s ask: Since ELKM stands for the Absolute Truth,
And His Name appears 32 times in the Six Days,
is the story of Genesis true?
Read also: “Genesis Vs. Science, Can They Match?” By Zvi Aviner, at www.smashwords.com