Pekudei: Chapter 25

Sometimes he praises himself and sometimes he humbles himself


Rabbi Elazar is walking with Rabbi Yitzchak and Rabbi Yehuda, and he begins with: "I am small and despised, yet have not forgotten Your precepts." He says that at times King David used to praise himself when he was having success conquering his enemies, yet when he found himself in trouble he would humble himself before God. Because of this God elevated him over everyone and wants him to be king in the World to Come as well. In the same way that the moon is dark when the sun turns his face away from her, yet radiant when the sun turns his face toward her, David reflected the face of Zeir Anpin.