"These shall stand to bless the people on Mount Gerizim…And these shall stand over the curse on Mount Ebal…" Moses instructed half the people to bless those who would keep the Torah and half the people to pronounce curses on those who depart from the Torah. Half were told actively, to bless the people and the other half were told only to stand over the curse. God, Kli Yakar explains, actively seeks our welfare, to bless the people, is His natural state of Being. However, the bad that befalls us, is God merely turning away from us, but never does He harm us.