Biblically, it is told how that to accept a gift will pervert the words of the righteous. but, this word “gift” might be better translated as a “bribe”.
All things are created in dualities or “pairs of opposites”.
and such also is that there is an appropriate time to accept a gift but also the appropriate time to deny a gift.
Do you enjoy to give out of what you have to others?
Does it not feel right to give a blanket to the cold, to give a hug to those who need it, to give your love to those who are in need?
and, if one before you were in hunger, would it not be right to give an apple?
Has God not provided this home, the Earth, and the abundance of good things as a gift to all who dwell here? Having also given the life of soup broth and the gift of life it’s self.
The gift of family, of love, of fresh air and clean water.
and we accept every day; these gifts, and the Lord does not expect in return.
There are times when one should not accept a gift.
In this case, the gift would be a bribe, as the word should be translated from the scriptures.
A bribe is when you know that they who are giving are they who are expecting a return from you.
One should not accept a gift when the gift is of wicked nature.
When someone has abundance and they seek to gift for your cause, you might consider to accept not for your own sake, but for the sake of that by accepting, you have helped they who are providing.
You have helped them because some people need to give in order to feel accomplished; to feel that they have done a good deed. Or, they may desire to feel more confident about your wellbeing.
Someone might see that you are missing a bag for your supplies, and offer that they have an additional bag with them which they have no use of. and, upon accepting: watch the smile which you have brought to their face!
By accepting a good deed, it may be that one has also given a good deed in return.
It is not only accepting a gift, but is become also an exchange of gifts.
It is a giving for an accepting. The acceptance of gifts is a giving in return, of which the gifter will also accept from the receiver.