Photo: Yossi Melamed/Lubavitch Archives
Photo: Yossi Melamed/Lubavitch Archives

The duties that a soldier performs
are not for his own interests,
but rather are intended to benefit
the entire army
as well as the people it is charged to protect.
For this reason,
the soldier must comply with every order,
without thought as to whether it is essential
or not,
for only the commander-in-chief
understands the importance of all the details
of the military strategy,
and only he determines
what is important
and what is trivial.

The analog in terms of our service of G‑d
is self-understood.

Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1