“Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace.” 2 Corinthians 1:12
When we have relied upon our faith in God and in hearing Him when He speaks, we can also claim that our boast is in our confidence in our relationship with Him. Having a right relationship with God puts us in position for the world to see our integrity and godly sincerity, not because we are so good, but because of His grace and mercy. If we claim to have a relationship with God and have no integrity, then the world sees us as hypocrites and judges everything we say or do by that standard.
In the very next verse, Paul states that he has not written anything that those to whom he was writing, could not read or understand. In other words, he was writing to people who were literate, not illiterate as some (naysayers) would say. I trust that all who are capable of reading and understanding (The Word) will assume the position of integrity and sincerity so the world will know to whom we owe our wisdom.
To God be all glory! Hallelujah!