Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation:
St. Paul "strived," even made it a point of honour — matter of holy ambition to preach Christ in Christless regions, and not where his brethren had been before. Christian love is always tender of the rights of others. The truest ambition is to serve God in the best and most devoted manner. Worldly ambition is the perversion of a right principle. The objects worthiest of man's ambition and effort are —
1. To bring the greatest glory to God and to Christ.
2. To impart the greatest amount of happiness to men.
3. To act with the greatest uprightness and courtesy to all.Paul's ambition the principle in every true missionary, e.g., Morrison, Carey, Martyn, Judson, Williams, Moffatt. He and they sought new fields of labour. Such fields are more difficult to cultivate. More rich and abundant in the return.
(T. Robinson, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: