Look at what the Netziv was able to find in the details of how the klei hamishkan were packed up for travel:
2) Usually the pesukim first refer to the kli being taken and then the techeiles covering, e.g. “V’al shulchan hapanim yifrisu begged techeiles…” (4:7), “V’al mizbach ha’zahav yifrisu begged techeiles…” (4:11) The exception is the menorah, where the pasuk says “V’lakchu begged techeiles v’kisu es menoas ha’maor…” (4:9) In most areas of life you have to work hard until you get somewhere and then Hashem will respond in kind with his extra hashgacha. In talmud torah, which is what the light of the menorah represents, one needs that special siyata d’shemaya before becoming a gadol or a big talmid chacham. Without it, one can never get there.
3) The kelim of the mizbeiach were all wrapped separately from the mizbeiach itself, but not so the menorah, where everything was wrapped together in one bundle. A leader must often stand alone, apart and above the crowd. A rebbe, however, must be inseperable from his talmidim.