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Daily Bible Verse - 7/19/2007 - 1 Peter 4:10 : Many Editions > Same Daily Verse

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.(NIV)

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.(KJV)

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (NASB)

1 Peter 4:10

Each believer has received a gift from the Lord, some special function to perform as a member of the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:4-11, 29-31; Rom. 12:6-8). These gifts are a stewardship from God. They are not to be used for selfish gain but for His glory and for the good of others. We are not meant to be the terminals of God's gifts to us; His grace reaches us but should not end with us. We are intended to be channels through whom the blessing can flow to others.

We are to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. The grace of God here refers to the undeserved favor which He offers to man. Manifold literally means multi-colored or variegated. Phillips translates it "magnificently varied."

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (1 Pe 4:10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. : Many Editions > Same Daily Verse

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