Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV
Faith is an irreplaceable ingredient for those that seek something better in life. Without faith one does not have the belief that one needs to strive for a destination. Before we can launch a new business, interview for a new job or start a new project, we must have faith to believe that what we are attempting to accomplish is real and possible. The old folks used to say that "prayer is the key and faith unlocks the door."
But faith is not all that we need. There are moral and tactical principles that accompany success. The best word to use that summarizes how we should relate to those principles is obedience. Just like we comply with and obey the laws of gravity naturally, God wants us to obey the other divinely created laws that God created voluntarily. Moses had just reminded the people about the contents of the Ten Commandments. By the way these moral principles have served as the moral framework for western culture for hundreds of years. He wanted them to understand that their successes were tied to their willingness to accept God's words as commandments and not suggestions.
Postmodernism has been chipping away at the edges of our moral consensus and we now risk becoming completely disconnected from standards of morality or even common decency. We minimize risk and maximize our potential for success when we do our thing God's way.
"God, I pray for a willing spirit that accepts your standards as my instructions. Amen."