This little book is about victory. Not just victory over indwelling sin in each regenerate person’s heart, but victory over the effects of sin in every area of life. It can be done. Not perfectly, of course. Perfect victory over personal sin comes only on the day of a person’s death, or on the day of resurrec- tion, whichever comes first. Perfect victory over the effects of sin throughout the universe comes only at the day ofjudgment. But progressive victory over sin in the individual’s life can and should be mirrored in the progressive victory over the effects of sin in the society. This is the message of Deuteronomy 8 and 28:1-14.