"The Way of G-d"
Part 2: “Divine Providence”
Ch. 1: “Divine Providence in General”
As we indicated above, the transcendent forces are the backdrop behind
everything there is, and G-d Himself is their backdrop. We alluded as well
to the fact that particular angelic intermediaries transfer all the
potentials stored in the forces on high to the things of this world in order
to actualize them here.
As such, whatever happens in this world, detail by detail, is first
“programmed” into the relevant transcendent forces, moved along by specific
angels, until they finally come to affect the things the transcendent forces
are linked to.
It goes without saying, though, that each transcendent force has its own
character and formation, as do its accompanying angels. It also thus follows
that everything linked to a particular transcendent force is affected by both
the force’s and its angel’s unique qualities.
That goes for absolutely everything in the world-- from the most
infinitesimal to the grandest.
The point for our purposes here, when it comes to Divine Providence, is that
it’s G-d Himself who oversees all this, in order to make sure that
everything fulfills its intended role in the great Plan.
And the process is as follows: G-d first takes note of the array of
transcendent forces, He then pays attention to the details that follow in
their wake, and He finally supervises the angelic intermediaries assigned to
carry out the transfer.
All that’s analogous to the way the Chairman of the Board of a huge firm
would first want to be sure his executive staff is aware of its mission; that
his customers are well (and profitably) supplied; and that middle management
ensures the swift and efficient transfer from executive “vision” to
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