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Tehillim 51 - Created with Wrong?


For August 6th 2022


Verse 7:


Indeed, I was created with the potential to do wrong, and my mother conceived me with the potential to sin - because all mankind is created with desire for sin.


There are several commentaries on this verse. Some more positive than others. This one from the Chabadapp Tehillim is very beautiful and positive.


A person is not born with "original sin" but with the potential to do wrong but also with the potential to do good.


We have a choice every day to sin or to live according to the Will of G-d that He has given us through His Torah.


We see this in verse 12 where King David asks God to take away his evil inclination. Without this evil inclination, the potential to do bad is gone because man is no longer self-centered and focused on his own needs but man can sincerely serve the Eternal because his heart is focused on His Will.


Brought By Angelique Sijbolts

 

Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.


 

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