At a time of great persecution and domination the children of Israel, under the leadership of Moses, began their journey to the promised land, the land of freedom, to serve the one God, the God of their fathers.

With the assurance that God had called him to this great task, Moses continually turned to Him for guidance and protection. Unity with God through faith and understanding was the divine plan then and always. As God spoke to Moses, so Moses guided the children of Israel. God's revelation of Himself and of His law found expression in the Ten Commandments. In the measure that the Israelites governed themselves by this code of rules, and worshiped the one true God, they prospered. But when their fidelity waned, they yielded to the government of other powers with the resultant loss of civic and religious rights, of spiritual and national life.

It is as evident now as it was then that the reign of the kingdom of heaven in the consciousness of individuals helps them evolve and maintain a right form of government. Spiritual vision must precede right human action among nations as among individuals, or it may be said of them, in the words of Isaiah (28:7), "They err in vision, they stumble in judgment."

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