Exodus 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
Please catch this! The Lord said his Angel would keep us in the way, but not Out of the Way! So many times we find ourselves slipping out of the path God has ordered us to walk in and he is always faithful to bring us back to the center of his will. However, there are times when we are walking in the path God has ordained for us that we find ourselves getting ahead of him. If we are not careful we can become presumptuous and when that happens the Lord’s objective goes from keeping us in the way to getting us out of the way! You catch my drift?
Psalm 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it…
The word of the Lord is behind because someone is ahead. Timing is everything! Ecclesiastes 3.