Material prosperity may be a sign of a great nation, but if that nation has no respects for the rights of the common man, then such a nation must surely capitulate. A sign of longevity for a nation is not physical and present day prosperity. Instead, it is justice and equity. Once these are followed, prosperity must surely come. Once justice and equity are neglected for the sake of material prosperity through corruption, that nation or organization is set to self destruct, because both the divine and natural laws will align themselves against such an anomaly and perversion of judgment. Corruption is the way to destruction and not just poverty, while equity and justice are the way to prosperity and longevity. Such a nation that walks according to this rule of God is built to last.
You are called by the council of heaven and the great and terrible Judge of the whole earth to be an agent of true change on the earth. Therefore, never forget this, that ??righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people??