Leviticus 26:3 If you walk in My statutes וְאת־ and keep My commandments and do אתם them; 4 Then I will give you rain in its season and the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will yield their fruit. C-MATS
Question: Why does it say throughout the Torah, “If you obey, you will receive such and such; if you do not obey, it shall happen to you such and such”–things that are of the present world, such as plenty and hunger, war and peace, sovereignty and conquest, inhabitancy of the land and exile, success and failure, and the like? יהוה promised us in the Torah that if we observe it with joy… He will remove from us all things that may prevent us from fulfilling it, such as illness, war, hunger, and the like, and He will bestow upon us all blessings that bolster our hand to observe the Torah such as abundant food, peace, and much gold and silver, in order that we should not need to preoccupy ourselves all our days with our material needs but be free to learn the wisdom and observe the commandments by which we shall merit the life of the World To come. Chumash
Question: Is working hard a blessing? When people are busy, they feel fulfilled and their health is better, as the verse says, you will eat your bread until you have had enough, and they have neither the time nor the inclination to go visiting other lands, as the verse says, you will dwell securely in your land. But when people are idle, they seek amusement and motivation. They lose the discipline of home, routine, and community. This increases the dangers of sin and has ill effects even on physical well-being.
Spiritual Exercise: Seek fulfillment in working hard this week. Do not seek ways to amuse or pleasure yourself.