Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integritya and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace.
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you.