Thursday, April 5, 2018

Treat the People’s Needs As Holy

Throughout the Bible it is God’s will that we treat the needs of His people as Holy.  We are blessed to be a blessing.  We demonstrate the righteousness of God in our lives as we live a righteous life each and every day.  We are Tzadikim (Righteous).

Treat the People’s Needs as Holy…

תתיחס לצרכים של האנשים כאילו הם קדושים

Teet-ya-ches la-tzeh-ra-cheem shel ha-anasheem keh-eeloo hem keh-doh-sheem

Tsade צ – fishhook, catch, Righteous (Numeric value 90)
Dalet ד    -  door, path (Numeric value 4)
Yood  י    - hand, work (Numeric value 10)
Koof   ק   -  back of the head (Numeric value 100)

RIGHTEOUS – TSADE/TZEDE    -     ק י ד צ
JUSTICE – TSADEK/TZEDEK             ק ד צ

RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE are spelled exactly the same in Hebrew
Everything about the tzaddik should be just as God, our creator meant it to be.  All of the tzaddik’s desires should be what God desires.

CHARITY – TZEDAKAH      -          ה ק ד צ
Hey ה   -  behold, reveal (Numeric value 5)

Being Just or being righteous – TZADEQAH
TZADEQAH – a life of right relationships in family and society with fairness, generosity and equity.
Primary justice or Tzadeqah – taking the time personally to meet the needs of the handicapped, the elderly or the hungry in our neighborhoods.  Or it could mean the establishment of new nonprofits to serve the interests of the people mentioned.  It could also mean a group of families from a more prosperous community adopting a public school in a poor community and making generous donations of money and pro bono work in order to improve the quality of education there.

Meaning in the Hebrew name eg. –
 King Tzidkiyahu (Zedekiah) the last king of  Y’huda before take over and exile to Babylon by King Nebuchadnessar.  His name has a variation of the root word…Tzidki (justice) Yah (God)…Abba told Jeremiah to tell him because of his disobedience which led the people of Y’huda astray, including freeing the slaves after six years but then immediately recapturing them and returning them to slavery, he and Y’huda will be exiled to Babylon and King Nebuchadnasser…His prayers for mercy fell on deaf ears. Jeremiah 34:13-22 God’s justice