True BoastingDaily Thoughts
2 Corinthians 10:13 “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 always associate boasting with prideful arrogance, but this is not what Paul was talking about here. Just as there is a godly jealousy and a righteous anger, there is also true boasting.
The word used for boasting here is kauchaomai, which means to live with your head up high, having a God-given confidence, having the right base of operation.
This is not about arrogance, not about pride, not about exalting yourself above others, but simply recognizing and being confident in the work that God is doing in your life. It doesn’t even mean that they verbalized their boasting (which is what we mean by boasting), but maintained a quiet and personal confidence.
Paul could only boast about the work of God in his sphere, that which he was a witness of. I know some people who constantly boast about people they have never met and events they have never been to. This may seem like an okay thing to do, but what it shows is that they cannot show much for their own life and so ride on the glory of others.