Bitachon and Ordeals
Shiur #3 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: A review of the perspective of the Brisker Rav on the reward for having bitachon – needing Hashem even more. In contrast – the Ramban on yisurim shel ahavah being a punishment for aveiros beshogeg. The concept of nisayon – that the tested one becomes a flag-bearer for avodas Hashem and undergoes some strain in performing mitzvos, earning more reward. It is only a ‘test’ from the human’s perspective, not from Hashem’s.
Citations: This shiur continues to discuss the Ramban’s Toras Ha-Adam, found in the source packet on pages 1-5.