People invest money. G‑d invests people.

People invest money into whatever they think could give them back more money.

G‑d invests people into those situations He knows could give Him back better people.

So, this week, we read the story of G‑d investing His people into slavery in Egypt.

Definitely a high-risk investment. But, without it, there would be no Torah, no eternal Jewish Nation, no concept of freedom or human dignity in our world.

Good investors study good, successful investments. That’s another good reason to read this week’s parshah and all the wisdom our sages have taught on it. And then to apply that wisdom to our lives.

Let me know what you gained this week from the situation G‑d has invested you in. Is He turning a profit?

Tzvi Freeman
on behalf of the Chabad.org Editorial Team