“If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.” Exodus 33:15
Moses made this statement atop Mt. Sinai with the specter of the promised land before him.
After the burning bush, the Egyptian plagues, and walking through the Red Sea on dry land Moses stood as the deliverer to lead Israel into the land promised over 400 years earlier and declared, I don’t want to take another step unless you are with me.
Moses extolled God’s presence above His promise.
Its very easy to elevate destiny and promises over the giver of those things but we must never allow God’s promise to supplant God’s presence in our lives.