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REGIFTING

Have ever regifted something?  Admit it you have. 
Have you ever forgotten to take off the tag the person who gave it to you had put on?  Or have you ever regifted the gift to the person who originally gave you the gift?

So is regifting such a bad thing?  I actually think that regifting is a biblical command. I think that regifting in the spiritual sense is actually mandated by God.

  • Matthew 10:5-8 (NIV) 5These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
  • Acts 8:14 through Acts 8:17 (NIV) 14When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 15When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Even Paul encouraged his spiritual son Timothy to regift…
  • 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIRV) You have heard me teach in front of many witnesses. Pass on to men you can trust the things you’ve heard me say. Then they will be able to teach others also.

 

SAVORING

What do these verses tell us we should be regifting?