We have all boasted about something we have done in this life. It is part of our fallen human nature to boast about things we have seen, the things we have experienced.
And most of our boasting has to do with comparing our experience with someone else’s.
At times we boast because we have done something other people have not. Sometimes we boast because we have not done something someone else has done.
Please read the following verses.
12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits but will confine our boasting to the field God has assigned to us, a field that reaches even to you.
14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ.
15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand, 16 so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in another man’s territory.
17 But, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Did you see what I was talking about in those verses?
Our boasting comes from comparing ourselves to other humans.
Forget about that kind of boasting.
If we are going to boast, may we boast about what the Lord has done, is doing and will do in our lives?
Lord, I pray on this brand new day, that we would receive glimpse of how small we are and how big You are. Thanks for loving and giving Your life for sinners like us. Amen.