Some people think that if they did something beautiful yesterday, or last week, or even several years ago, they’ve done their part and G‑d should continue paying them for it the rest of their lives.
It’s something like loaning money with interest—you lent it to someone last year, and you’re still making a profit off him today.
Problem is, the Torah prohibits charging interest—even from G‑d.
Instead, go into business with G‑d. He values the good that you did. You should value it also. And if you do, you’ll make each day a new investment.
Yesterday was good. Today will be even better.
- Likutei Sichot vol. 3, pg. 1010.
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman.