Why is that important? For one very important point-that for every gift that is given, there must be a receiver of the gift. Acts 20:35 says, "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive!" When I was growing up, the last part of this verse was stressed, and I truly believe this. But where is the blessing for the giver if the gift is not received?My wife joined us and said, "Look what was in our mailbox at church." There were several cards and notes, mostly anonymous, containing many cash gifts. I believe we received about $700 that Sunday. Being the proud provider for my family I responded, "Wow, that's unbelievable, but we can't accept that."I Peter 4:10 says, "As each has received a gift, employ it for one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" Faithful stewardship is both an act of giving and of gracious and thankful receiving.