New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:8 cover the multitude of sins. Compare James 5:20; Proverbs 10:12; I Corinthians 13:7.
4:10 gift. Note that every man has received some “gift,” with which to minister to the body of Christ. See especially Romans 12:4-8.
4:10 stewards. The responsibility of stewardship applies not only to material possessions but also to spiritual possessions—that is, to the spiritual gift or gifts which have been given to us by the Holy Spirit. These are all a part of the “manifold grace of God” and should not be used just to please ourselves, but to minister to others.