Psalm 7

“[He] will fall into the trap he made.” (7:16)

There is something satisfying about catching and correcting errors. Somehow, we feel like we are making the world better. But to set someone up for failure so they make a mistake that we step in to correct is another thing entirely. Not only is it a violation of “Do not place a stumbling block before the blind” (Leviticus 19:14), but it is an action taken only to boost our own ego, not to do any kind of tikkun (repair) in the world. When our ego pushes us to act rashly, we will find ourselves taking unwise action that will eventually come back to bite us.

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