YYS Kindness - Chesed


One of the attribute that I would like to work  is the Chesed (or Hesed, Heb. חסד) is the Hebrew word for "kindness." The Hebrew word "chesed" חסד (or "hesed") is also cognate with Hasidism, As an attribute, it is the seventh attribute of the 13 attributes of Elohim used to call on Elohim for help ("Rav Chesed"), and the fourth attribute in Sephirah on the tree of life in Kabbalah. I will not dwell on the issue of Kabbalah.

I will glean on the written scriptures that touch on the subject on Kindness.

The first verse points to the woman of the household

Pro 31:26  She shall open her mouth with wisdom (chokmah), And on her tongue is the Torah of kindness (Chesed) .

the Amplified bible give kindness as giving counsel and instruction; lovingkindness, mercy, goodness, faithfulness

Attributes of Elohim

The classic text for understanding the significance of this words Mercy "Ki olam chasdo is Tehillim 136 where it is used twenty-six times to proclaim that Elohim's kindness and love are eternal.

What is required of us as the people of Elohim?

MiKah 6:8  He has declared to you, O man, what is good. And what does יהוה require of you but to do right, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your Elohim?

The social welfare at heart - Assembly of congregation

Act 9:36  And in Yapho there was a certain taught one named Tab'itha (Aramaic word gazelle), which means Dorkas. This woman was filled with good works and kind deeds which she did.

About Tab'itha Talitha (freshness, maid) While Kefa was at the neighboring town of Lydda, Tabitha, died; upon which the Talmidim at Yoppa sent an urgent message to the Shaliach (Sent one) begging him to come to them without delay. Upon his arrival, Kefa found the deceased already prepared for burial, and laid out in an upper chamber, where she was surrounded by the recipients and the tokens of her charity after the example of our Saviour in the house of Ya'ir (Iaeiros), Mattityahu 9:25; Markos 5:40, Loukas 8:41 - Ya'ir (Iaeiros) name mention.

As Non-Jews or graft-in ones toward Elohim's elect - Yehudim

Romaios 11:22  See then the kindness and sharpness of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, if you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off.

Not being arrogant

Rom 11:13  For I speak to you, the gentiles, inasmuch as I am an emissary to the gentiles, I esteem my service,

Rom 11:14  if somehow I might provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.

Rom 11:21  For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He might not spare you either.

Emulate the Fruit of the Spirit - life apart from Torah

Galates 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness,  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah.

Kolossaeus = Colossians

Kolossaeus 3:12  Therefore, as chosen ones of Elohim, set-apart and beloved, put on compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, patience,

1Kefa 2:3  For you have tasted that Adonai is good (Chretos, tov, gracious, kindness Psalm 34:8).

Tehillim 34:8  Oh, taste and see that יהוה is good; Blessed is the man that takes refuge in Him!

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