12 We won’t dare to place ourselves in the same league or to compare ourselves with some of those who are promoting themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they have no understanding. 13 We won’t take pride in anything more than what is appropriate. Let’s look at the boundaries of our work area that God has assigned to us. It’s an area that includes you.14 We aren’t going out of bounds, as if our work area doesn’t extend as far as you. We were the first ones to travel as far as Corinth with the gospel of Christ. 15 We don’t take pride in what other people do outside of our boundaries. We hope that our work will be extended even more by you as your faith grows, until it expands fully (within the boundaries, of course). 16 We hope that our work grows even to the point of the gospel being preached in places beyond Corinth, without bragging about what has already been done in another person’s work area. 17 But, the one who brags should brag in the Lord. 18 It isn’t the person who promotes himself or herself who is approved but the person whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:12-18, CEB)
Do not take more pride than you deserve and do not pride in what is not yours.
What have we to be proud of? What have we done that we should be boastful about and say we have done?
Isn’t truly everything we do something that God has placed in us to do? And should we not give God the credit?
So take pride in the fact that you are God’s.