Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
1 Timothy 6: 17 (NLT)
1 Timothy 6: 17 (NLT)
Charity is a very important aspect of living the Torah lifestyle. We should seek Yahweh in prayer as our role in giving and doing charitable works. We can all do a part. Recently, Yah has been dealing with my husband and me regarding visiting those whom are homebound or elderly. It is a good thing to pursue helping. In the book of Isaiah chapter 58 it speaks of how our well being is connected to helping others. Studies have shown how helping others extends our life and can heal us of depression and other ailments. Read below the scripture and see a blog I wrote on the trees of life regarding charitable works. Also you can view the charity link in the web site for more information. I hope you will be inspired to help.
Isaiah 58:6 “No, this is the kind of fasting I want:
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.
7 Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
8 “Then your salvation will come like the dawn,
and your wounds will quickly heal.
Your godliness will lead you forward,
and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
9 Then when you call, the Lord will answer.
‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.
“Remove the heavy yoke of oppression.
Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors!
10 Feed the hungry,
and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.
11 The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.
12 Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes.