In our parsha we are commanded (18:13) ‘be complete (tamim) with HaShem, your God.’ What does this mean and involve? Rashi writes that we are not to go looking into what the future will hold - just accept everything with full trust and faith in HaShem; He takes care of us. This explains the connection to the next few psukim, which deplores the use of magic (something often used to predict or find out the future). However, the Chofetz Chaim highlights that it only says that one must fully trust HaShem - it does not extend the same level of trust to fellow humans. This means, as the Chofetz Chaim explains, that one is not to be naïve in trusting everyone; before relying on someone, make sure they are trustworthy - one cannot merely fully assume so from the outset.

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