Tomorrow we'll read about the moral dangers that we are likely to contend with upon entering the
In chapter 8, verses 11 through 20, Moses points out one such problem:
First Moses tells the Israelites that, the Lord your God is bringing you to…a land of wheat and barley, vines and figs and pomegranates.…And then: you will say to yourself, "My strength and the might of my hand that has accumulated this wealth for me."
Later, Moses mentions another danger awaiting the people upon their entry to the Land (Devarim 9:4-5):
Do not say to yourself, when the Lord, your God, has repelled them from before you, saying, "Because of my righteousness, the Lord has brought me to possess this land.,"
Maybe this teaches us that ownership , power and an absolute feeling of righteousness might lead to hybris and moral corruption; living in an independent state with the need to use power is a very serious challenge.
Shabbat Shalom to all,