What do Psalms say of kindness?
"For I have said,
“the world is built with kindness;
there in the heavens
you establish Your faithfulness.”
“Olam chesed Yibaneh”
’The world is built with kindness,’
ע֖וֹלָם חֶ֣סֶד יִבָּנֶ֑ה
What does it mean to be ‘built’ rather than ‘created’ or ‘made’?
Bara’ is written in the Torah when God ‘creates’ heavens and earth. It says ‘Bereishis bara Elokim et ha shamayim v’et ha’aretz’
‘Oseh’ is written when God ‘makes’ peace in the heavens (‘Oseh shalom bimromav’).
In Tehillim 89, Ethan the Ezrahite sings: ‘The world is built with kindness’ (‘Olam chesed yibaneh’).
The word ‘built’ suggests the world of kindness on earth is not created by a single utterance rather it is built like one builds a house - brick by brick, good deed by good deed, prayer by prayer. The way a world of kindness happens is painstaking and deliberate. It requires many hands and much effort and love - even when we tire and feel like quitting.
To build a world of Godliness requires each of us, one by one, to live our life in the fullest way possible. The brick of our life may be the corner brick or part of the support beam. We may not be at the top of the highest point but our brick is no less important.
When God sought to build the world it came from His loving kindness. This teaches us that no matter how impossible things are to understand, whether it is a great personal struggle or a tragic world event, we know God builds a world which manifests His loving kindness for each of us - and each of us assists Him daily in the great task of building his home.”
(excerpt from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone - discovering the inner meanings" Click HERE for the link)