The timeless torah of love

God’s torah (instruction or guidance) is consistent throughout the Bible. To demonstrate this, you might want to take a look at the passages below to see the consistent message that our Creator has provided us regarding the care and concern of those who are considered less fortunate.

In “the Law”:
Lev 19:9-10: “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.”

In the “Prophets”:
Prov 19:17: “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.”

In the “New Testament”:
1Jn 3:17: “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” His torah is for all ages!

This is why the writer of Psalm 119 was moved to express:

Ps 119:1: “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the torah of the LORD.”
Ps 119:18: “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy torah.”
Ps 119:97: “O how love I thy torah! it is my meditation all the day.”
Ps 119:165: “Great peace have they which love thy torah: and nothing shall offend them.”