Yet, it is easy to boast in something else – our strength, our ability, the strength of whatever our idols are. It might not be with malicious intent, but to boast in anything else is to deprive God of the glory that He alone deserves – and that we, as His children and as passionate lovers of Him, should love to give back to Him. Boasting in God alone means we must start by relying on only His strength (verses 2,3,5,6,7); it is difficult to boast when you know that you were too weak to accomplish anything and that only God could have done it. This is why many who God picked throughout the Old and New Testaments were not the strongest, bravest, mightiest people, but rather those who would rely on God because of their weaknesses. When I try to rely on my strength to accomplish God’s tasks, I am trying to do it my own so as not to bother God; I want to impress Him by completing what He has set before me. I want Him to be proud of me. But if I then succeed, it is easy to deprive God of my boasting in Him and declaring that He has accomplished this mighty work through my weak body. Let the Lord be your strength, and when He accomplishes the task, declare the power, glory, and beauty of His name – for He is the only thing that will never fade.