New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:3 deceiveth himself. Note James 1:26. It is easily possible for a Christian, especially one who has achieved some eminence, either in the church or in a secular field, to “think of himself more highly than he ought to think” (Romans 12:3). Even Paul, however, thought of himself as chief of sinners (I Timothy 1:15), and had “nothing to glory of” (I Corinthians 9:16), except by the grace of God.