Shir Ha-Ma'alot #20

"Blessed in everything, from everything, with everything"

"The Holy One Blessed Be He gave three people the ability to taste from the World to Come, our forefather Avraham as it is written regarding him: ‘[He was blessed] in everything’ (Bereshit 24:1), Yitzchak as it is written with regard to him: ‘[He was blessed] from everything’ (ibid. 27:33) and Yaakov as it is written with regard to him: ‘[He was blessed] with everything’ (ibid. 33:11). The evil inclination had no control over three people, and they are: Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov as it is written with regard to them: ‘in everything, from everything, with everything’" (Baba Batra 16-17). We pray that we will merit to taste the sweetness of the World to Come in this world, which is the sweetness of closeness to Hashem and the good feeling after doing good, and that the evil inclination will have no control over us, rather we will know how to be purified and liberated from it. These things are connected. By liberating oneself from the evil inclination, a person tastes a taste of the Garden of Eden. And out of the fact that he carries the supreme taste with him, the evil inclination is no longer interested in him.