The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President)
It’s our nature to admire physical strength and material wealth. But, as Eisenhower notes, there are some things more important than either of them. Man is more than a body; he possesses a soul and spirit. That’s where real life is. As men strive to grow in spiritual strength, the nation will grow as well, and both will serve to improve society and honor God.
Godliness makes a nation great. (Proverbs 14:34). O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people (Psalm 117:1).