It is a question of endurance. Of strength. Of ability.
An unequivocal test of competence.
For if running with footmen over gentle terrain engenders fatigue,
How can you expect to keep up with horses through tempestuous rivers?
If we tire in this life of peace and prosperity, there is serious concern for the future.
Now is when we are to train alongside the footmen and learn to tire not…
For soon we shall be contending with horses in the swelling of Jordan,
facing hardships we never dreamed existed.
Then it will be evidenced whether we were faithful in our training.
Endurance and strength are not built in a day.
Learn to run with footmen today so that you may run with horses tomorrow…