This week I have been pondering 2 Corinthian 10-11. I noticed Paul’s discussion on boasting as a theme throughout these two chapters. Take a minute to read this.
“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. We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. 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. 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 sphere of activity among you will greatly expand, so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory. But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 NIV
Here are some questions to ponder:
- What thoughts come to your mind?
- Have you compared yourself to others and used your superiority to boast? How did this make you feel?
- Is there any boasting in the last week that you know was off?
May each of us glorify Him in our lives and speech.