2 Corinthians 10: 12-For we dare not make ourselves of the number or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.
2 Corinthians 10-13- But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
2 Corinthians 10:17- But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord
2 Corinthians 10: 18-For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
Psalm 131: 1- Lord my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters or in things too high for me.
Proverbs 27:2-Let another man’s praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger and not thine own lips.
It is good not to boast concerning our differing gifts in Jesus Christ. We all have at least one gift or talent given to us by God’s Holy Spirit. We are to use that gift to glorify and edify God and the church as a whole. We are called to edify or build up; not compare and tear down one another. 1 Corinthians 10: 31-Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. We should not use our gifts to compete with one another or to compare ourselves with one another. Our gifts are designed to bring about God’s glory. Ephesians 4: verses 11-12- And he gave some apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; 12- for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Our gifts are to be used to edify or build up the church, the body of Christ. Our gifts come with different measures or limitations. There is a Godly limit to what we can do with our gifts. We can get into real trouble when we step outside the boundaries of our anointing for our gifts. The apostle Paul writes that he will not boast of things without our measure. He would not boast of things out of his control or he will not go beyond his anointing in Christ Jesus. Some people may be called to have smaller ministries than other people. If I try to have a bigger ministry than what God has anointed me to have, then I can get into serious trouble. Everybody is not called to have a worldwide ministry. Every gospel singer is not called to have a worldwide singing career. Some gospel singers are just anointed to sing within their local church choir. Every Christian writer is not called to be a New York Times best seller. Some Christian writers are just called to witness through their writings to the local church they belong to. Each one of us has an anointing from the Holy Spirit which enables us to use our gifts for the glorification of God through Jesus Christ. David was just like Paul. David said in Psalms 131 in verse 1 that he did not exercise himself in great matters or things too high for him. David knew the limitations of his gift. He knew the measure of his faith and the anointing of his gifts.