“But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.” 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (KJV)
Most people are searching for commendation. Some are satisfied with self-commendation; others desire the commendation of others. Self-commendation is worthless; but then, so is the commendation of others for the purposes of eternity.
The word “Commendation” means… “Approval; Praise”. It speaks well of a person when others approve her/him. However, if someone with an evil heart speaks well of you… What does that say?
The commendation from God, our Lord, is the better commendation. Do not rest in peace with what others say of you. You can rest, and be in peace with what God says of you, commending you. You will not be commended by God with unrepented sin in your life. He will commend you when sin is dealt with, and you are in fellowship with Him through the cross of His Son Jesus Christ.