If every hour in the World To Come becomes more and more enjoyable like you said before, are we expected to desire to get there sooner so that we can start increasing our enjoyment already?
And the answer is, Moshe Rabbeinu knew more about the World To Come than we do. And so, when Hakodosh Boruch Hu told him, ויאמר ה’ אל משה הן קרבו ימיך למות – your days are close to die, Moshe Rabbeinu should have made a kiddush. Instead he put out the biggest protest that anybody ever did against dying. ואתחנן אל השם בעת ההיא – I entreated Hashem.
And the medrash explains that Moshe Rabbeinu went around praying and crying and protesting; he didn’t want to die.
The answer is, the longer you’re here, the more opportunity you have to enter the next world with a greater capital. And if you come with a bigger capital, then you’re going to have a much greater eternity of happiness.
And therefore, יפה שעה אחת של תשובה ומעשים טובים בעולם הזה מכל חיי עולם הבא – It’s better to remain one more minute in this world with repentance and good deeds more than the entire life of the World To Come. Because this opportunity that you can get here, you’ll never find available in the World To Come.
TAPE # 447