"A person who honors a Mitzvah now, they will receive a greater grace and reward in the world to come than if they were honoring the same Mitzvah during the time of revelation.

The above statement was spoken by someone at Shul but they were unable to find me a citation for the point.

The conversation came up at a Torah study regarding the modern hardships of being a Jew. Both politically and in an age of science and doubt regarding how it is harder to maintain the Mitzvot than it has been previously.

Someone then stated that their Rabbi talked about the burden being an amplifier for Mitzvot. They were basically saying that because Mitzvot is being done during an age where it is harder to be a pious Jew, that there is greater reward for being a pious Jew.

The logic being that it's extremely easy to be a Jew during the time of the Torah being given or during a time of miracles.

Why? You were amongst those who took part in the revelation. Therefore, it isn't a matter of belief as you experienced it yourself. With every coming generation after the fact, the burden of belief becomes heavier and heavier and thus the reward for being pious is greater.

Could someone cite me exactly where this idea comes from?



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