Heavenly Throne - G-d convened a conference of Angles to consider the creation of man. Truth requested that G-d reframe from creating man as he would be full of lies. The Angel of Peace also opposed it, because he would be quarrelsome. However the Angel of Kindness favored the creation of man, because he would be affectionate and loving. The Angel of Righteousness also favored it, because he would practice justice. God cast the Angle of Truth down to the Earth to invalidate his protest.
The Angles asked, “What is man, that that You are mindful of him”.
G-d replied, “The fowl of the air and the fish of the sea, what were they created for”?
The Angles replied, “Do what is pleasing in your eyes”.
“Kindness and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth will sprout/rise from the earth.”
G-d summoned another group of Angles and presented them with the same question. They asked, “What is man, that that You are mindful of him”. God stretched out His little finger, and all were consumed by fire.
G-d summoned a third group of Angles and also asked their opinion. Seeing the fate of the previous group they answered, “Create him according to your will”.
“And G-d said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likness”. “Let Us”, to give credit to the Angles that He consulted. Despite Moshe’s objection that some would deduce that there was more then one god.
“Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats”? G-d does not need our sacrifices. It is not the mitzvoth themselves but our acceptance of them that G-d desires. He needs us to choose to accept his rule. Only in this way can He be a benevolent king. If His rule was imposed He would be only a dictator. It is for this purpose that man was created with free will, in G-d’s image.
- Midrash Beraishis Rabba 8 [«]
- Tehillim (Psalms) 85:11-12 [«]
- In G-d Creates Torah, Letters Vie For Position the letter Aleph is rewarded for abiding by G-d decision. Here we see that after a decision has been reached further descent is not permitted. This is why the second group of Angles where destroyed, [«]
- Beraishis (Genesis) 1:26 [«]
- Tehillim (Psalms) 50:13 [«]
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