The Shikker Dovid would like to share a weird “read” on a rashi.
The Pasuk says in Bechukosai: Chap. 26, verse 20.” Your strength shall be in vain and your land shall not give produce.” The verse uses work “Tam”
Rashi gives a parable: If a man does not bother to work his field and then the wind blasts the soil away, that man is not really all shaken up or upset. But a man who work his land hard is very upset when the soil is blasted away, he is very upset and “the teeth of this man are set on edge.”
This last phrase harkens back to the Hagadah’s reference to the rasha. How is the Tam in this pasuk like the Rasha in the haggada?. The Shikker Dovid would like to suggest an answer: Only a rasha thinks his efforts and his own power dictates his wealth and destiny. The reason Rashi must give the parable is to show the full spectrum of life. The rasha believes if he put in effort, he must get a result. The reality is that all is in Hashem’s hands and in his will. The blunting of the teeth of the rasha is a wake up call to realize that all is in Hashem’s hands.