Divine Instructions ✡ “You Must Open Your Hand” – Israel365

Rather, you must open your hand and lend him sufficient for whatever he needs.

כִּי־פָתֹחַ תִּפְתַּח אֶת־יָדְךָ לוֹ וְהַעֲבֵט תַּעֲבִיטֶנּוּ דֵּי מַחְסֹרוֹ אֲשֶׁר יֶחְסַר לוֹ

דברים טו:ח
kee pa-TOKH teef-TAKH et yad-KHA lo ve’e’-ha-VET ta-a’-vee-TAY-nu die
makh-se-RO a-SHER yekh-SAR lo

Today’s Israel Inspiration

Deuteronomy 15:8 provides divine instruction regarding the needy. In the preceding verse, God commands the children of Israel to “not harden your heart and shut your hand against your needy kinsman.” The Bible then provides an explanation of how this commandment is to be fulfilled. Rashi, a revered 11th century Biblical scholar, comments that it is possible that one may have to give or open his/her hand repeatedly in order to fully satisfy the needs of their kinsman. While there is no Biblical commandment to make a poor man rich, there is indeed a commandment to sufficiently provide for the needy. Unfortunately, many of God’s Children in Israel are living in poverty are in dire need of financial assistance. Young children and the elderly alike do not have access to proper food, clothing, and medication. November is the month of giving. Open your hand to God’s people.

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Today’s Israel Photo

A family silhouette by Yehoshua Halevi.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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