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Why was the World Created?

A Divine Business Venture.

How is Creation an Investment?

The seven wonders of the world are fascinating, but there is a much bigger wonder to do with Creation itself:  Why was the world created in the first place?

Let’s face the not-­so-­good facts about the world that come to light when we put it into context of the bigger picture:

  • A decline from G­-d: The Creation feels separate from its Creator. This is a great loss, heavily felt and appreciated in the spiritual worlds. Hence the beings in those worlds are in a constant yearning for G­-d.  They appreciate that the revelations they experience, each level according to what it can handle, are but a glimpse of G-­d’s Kingship, so far from G­-d Himself (hence the yearning).  The lower the world — the less revelation, until we get to —

  • A physical world.  This decline is so steep and distant from Divine revelation as to enable the earthly man to “rebel” against his very Creator!  This is an enormous risk, aside from being the greatest decline (no revelation).

So not only is the world not worth much (lowest spiritual value), it’s also very risky business (potential for non­cooperation by humans, who’s work is essential for success.

Yet G-­d created the world and has effectively acquired and assumed ownership of it, thereby taking on this huge investment (so-­to-­speak).

What’s the rationale?

Business terminology -- 

from a Heavenly outlook

Sources

The worlds are a declines from G-d - Tania Ch. 36.

Constant yearning of celestial beings to G-d - described at great detail in daily prayers.

G-d has "acquired" the world - Genesis 14:19 and Rashi there.