Faced with the prospect of going to the promised land without God accompanying them, the Israelites were forced to decide: What did they most need? Did they need to realize the promises God had given to them—land, stability, and prosperity? Or did they need God himself, regardless of the material blessings he might give them? It’s easy for us to get distracted in this world of abundance and provision. But at the end of the day, it is vital for us to recognize that our greatest need is the one whose presence is our power, whose character is our hope, and whose glory is our transformation. Above all, we need God.