“Moses was saying: …It will be when all your physical needs are met – when you have land and sovereignty and rich harvests and safe homes – that your spiritual trial will commence.
The real challenge is not poverty but affluence, not insecurity but security, not slavery but freedom. Moses, for the first time in history, was hinting at a law of history…
Societies start growing old when they lose faith in the transcendent.
Only faith in God can…give us the humility that alone has the power to defeat the arrogance of success and the self-belief that leads…to military overstretch and national defeat.
Only faith can save a society from decline and fall. That was one of Moses’ greatest insights, and it has never ceased to be true.”