v10. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
v11. And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
v12. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Here, the bible talks about drawing out thy soul, i.e. like stretching yourself. Making that person part of you, including them in your circle of identity, recognizing them as deserving of your bread and support, just as much as yourself. Don’t just pat their feelings, or give them something to just cool their taste. Take care of the soul of the person, think about the deepest needs.
Giving is an essential part of a believer’s life. Not only giving out your bread, but also doing it cheerfully, with a good will, expressing a hearty love and affection for others. Do it heartily, as to the Lord.
Let your soul go along with it, as been done by affectionate ministers of the Gospel, who not only impart the word, but giving their own souls also to satisfy the afflicted soul distressed for want of food.
Not just giving it food, but to the full, not only just enough to support life, but to satisfaction and be filled with good things. This is when your light will rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday.
Also in the midst of darkness, of affliction or desertion, the light of prosperity and joy shall spring up, and a dark night of sorrow and distress become a clear day of peace and comfort for you.
To “pour out the soul,” therefore, is nothing else than to bewail their distresses, and to be as much affected by their own poverty and suffering as if we ourselves endured it.
The overall view of the above is that in vain do men serve God, if they only care for themselves, and that this is not the right and proper worship of God, who rigidly commands and enjoins us to lead an upright and innocent life with our neighbors, willingly to give ourselves and our labors to them, and to be ready to assist them readily and cheerfully, whenever it is necessary or not.
Then the Lord will cause all the miseries by which thou art now oppressed to cease, and sudden prosperity shall spring up.” It shows, therefore, that you would immediately be delivered and enjoy prosperity if you sincerely worshipped and obeyed God through caring for others.