2 Corinthians 10:18

18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

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For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
When people commend themselves, it doesn’t count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them.

What does 2 Corinthians 10:18 mean?

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2 Corinthians 10:18

For not he that commendeth himself is approved
Such may be said to commend themselves, who ascribe that to themselves, which do not belong to them; as that they are the ministers of Christ, and sent forth by him, when they are not; who boast that they have large ministerial gifts, when they have none; and of their great service and usefulness, when it is all the produce of other men's labours; and what they have and do, they wholly impute to their own power and industry, and not to the grace and power of God: now such persons are neither approved by God, nor good men; for their own self-commendation stands for nothing, and is so far from being acceptable to God or men, that it must be nauseous and disagreeable; see ( Proverbs 27:2 ) .

But whom the Lord commendeth:
they are approved by God and men, and they are such whom he highly honours, as he did Paul, by counting them faithful; and putting them into the ministry, by qualifying them for his service, by assisting them in it, and making them abundantly useful for the good of souls, and the glory of his name: by all which he bears a testimony to them, and shows his approbation of them, and at last will say, well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord.

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