Number 14:44; 44 “Nevertheless, in their presumption they went up toward the highest point in the hill country, though neither Moses nor the ark of the Lord’s covenant moved from the camp” (NIV)
“…in their PRESUMPTION…” Another well-intentioned, man-made plan produces failure, and in cases like this, death.
There is a fine line between living by FAITH, and acting on PRESUMPTION. Both look the same to any observer, but God looks on the heart and it’s motivations. How many failures of faith have you heard about, when the cause was, presumption.
I’ve had multiple failures, and many of them painful and destructive, and all of them based on presumption, while calling it “living by faith”. Looking back I can see many consistencies in those failures. The most common was arrogance, not humility. God will NEVER bless arrogance.
The next time you are alone with God , ask Him, “Please show me where I am living by faith, and where I am acting on presumption. In Jesus Name, Amen.” Then be honest enough to repent where necessary and make the changes necessary to cut presumption from every part of your life.