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Why you should never refuse to accept a gift

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The Bible tells us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)

If there are givers, there must be receivers. When your receive, two things happen.

You get the gift.
You help the giver receive his blessings.

Sometimes people try to be modest and say, "No thank you." However, that is not the proper thing to do. When someone offers to give you a gift no matter how large or small the gift is, do not refuse it. Do not say, "Oh no, you keep it." Not only is it rude to refuse a gift, but you really do block the giver's blessings when you say, "Thanks, but no thanks!"

It is better to give than to receive because what the giver gives is multiplied back to him. Therefore, the receiver needs to accept it to help the giver be blessed.

The receiver should find an opportunity to give as soon as he can so his gift can be multiplied back to him as well. That way the cycle of giving and receiving continues. Not to accept a gift breaks the cycle and nobody is blessed.

So if someone gives you something that you really don't want, accept it anyway so the giver can be blessed. It's not about the value of the gift. Instead, it is the principle of giving that blesses the person.

Giving is a natural and a spiritual process. Receiving plays a major part in that process because the giving is not complete until the gift is accepted. So, never refuse to accept a gift. It is true; you really do block someone's blessings. Giving is the gateway to receiving.

Accept the gift so the giver will be blessed. Refuse to accept the gift and neither one of you will be blessed.

The students at The Way of Life Bible Institute in Richmond, Virginia embraced this concept when it was taught to them by Rev. Margaret Minnicks.

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