The Seven Principles of Divine Service for Righteous Gentiles
The Nature of the Soul
The Seven Noahide Commandments
The Seven Principles of Faith
“All is in the Hands of Heaven Except for the Fear of Heaven”
Mercy–God Performs Miracles
Victory (Trust)–Self Transformation
Sincerity–“I am Abraham’s Servant”
Lowliness–A Home for God
It does not require superhuman intelligence or insight to realize that God created the universe. No entity creates itself.
The human mind is, however, time-bound, and the act of creation appears to have occurred in the remote past. From that moment on, it appears as though the universe, with its fixed total amount of energy and matter, has evolved naturally–only its forms undergo change; there is no new input of energy.
Consciousness of the Divine begins with the recognition of continual re-creation. Were God not actively involved, as it were, in creating the world anew every instant, the entire universe would revert to primordial nothingness.
To understand continual re-creation is to experience the infinite love felt by God for each and every being. And so it is said: “The world is built from lovingkindness.”
The archetypal soul of love in the Torah is Abraham. In fact, the letters of his name in Hebrew [Avraham] may be permuted to spell the Hebrew word for “creation” [hibaram].
A non-Jew who recognizes that his very existence and the existence of all reality is continually dependent upon God’s infinite love, which in essence is identical with the soul-root of the first Jew, is drawn in love to the Jewish People. Of this it is said that Abraham (together with his wife Sarah) “made” or “created” righteous gentiles.
The word “to create” in Hebrew [barah] is closely related to the word for “good health” [bari]. As God continually re-creates the universe, He continually heals it. To be aware of continual re-creation is to draw Divine healing power into one’s being. Such awareness, whether for the Jew or the non-Jew, heals one and gives one the power to heal others.
The beginning of a non-Jew’s rectification is his recognition of continual re-creation.