Why do people and nations need to be taught? Don't we naturally have good sense to know how to govern ourselves and our nation? Obviously God doesn't think so and he created us. This is why he took a people and made them into a nation and wrote down all the necessary instructions to make a happy, well-adjusted and prosperous nation. When Israel obeyed God's instructions they prospered but when they went astray they would even end up in slavery. Why don't we get the picture?