Monday, March 09, 2009

His Inner Essence

My grandfather [the Baal Shem Tov] raised a question. A verse in Tehillim says: "Hashem is King, he is clothed in pride," yet it is written: "In every place you find the greatness of the Holy One, there you find His humility."

Where is His humility alluded to here in the verse from Tehillim? The answer is that only the clothing is pride; in His inner essence, you find His humility.

(Degel Machaneh Ephraim)