The Great wall of China is two thousand five hundred miles long – too high to climb, too thick to knock down, and too long to go around. And yet China was invaded three times during the first hundred years of the wall’s existence. How? Their enemies bribed a guard and simply walked right through an open gate. They relied too heavily on building the wall and not enough on building the character of the gatekeeper. “Surely oppression can turn a wise man into a fool; likewise, a bribe corrupts the heart.” (Eccl. 7:7) We are only as safe as the men we elect to guard the gates.