They looked to themselves and the power they possessed. They trained, they studied… they fought great battles and gained much success until the very end. It was at this end when all the vain glory was swept away.
Deliverance is usually hindered by those who fear their own taskmasters (such is the slave mentality). Yet instead of reacting to communal pressure, Moshe understood the conflict would be resolved by a greater and mightier power.
The truth somewhat mirrors this reflection, although it is quite misunderstood. Instead of looking out there to the vastness of it all, let’s look upon ourselves to see the multiple constructs surrounding our own daily living.