Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
|Tools To Create Beautiful Worlds|
A Jew’s mouth is a powerful tool. With it says the Chofetz Chaim (Shaar HaZechira 10) you can build worlds. The pasuk says in Yeshaya “”VaAsim Devarai BiFicha… Linto’a Shamayim ViLisod Aretz”, Hashem says, I put my words in your mouth… to spread heavens and found lands.
This power of the mouth, says the Chofetz Chaim, is to be taken very literally. The mouth is a tool that has vast powers way beyond the most powerful tools that anyone in this world can comprehend. By speaking evil you damage this incredible tool. If through words of kindness and torah you create worlds but they are created with a worn out and broken tool, the results will be obvious. You can’t see these worlds now, but you will one day. Keep building and make sure that your tools remain in good shape, so that you won’t be disappointed later.
“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”
The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.