Finding God

Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim

But if you search there for the Lord your God, you will find Him, if only you seek Him with all your heart and soul (Deut. 4:29). 

Rabbi Israel Chait taught that knowledge of God cannot be attained by a person who is dishonest. But are not knowledge and morality (honesty with others) 2 unrelated areas? The answer is that to find God means to pursue truth. And if a person has a part of his personality that deceives others, this conflicts with the pursuit for truth, which must be expressed in one’s “entire” personality: “Seek Him with ‘all’ your heart and soul.”