"If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
How would you like to find yourself in a position like this? What would you do? Obviously this requires a lot of training and preparation. Life is like this. Oh we might not be hanging off the side of a mountain, but it sure feels like it sometimes. The passage today says...if we do not do well in ordinary day to day activities how do we think we will do when things really heat up. Many times people do not do well at all. They fall apart, crash and burn, give up. Why? Because they had no training or proper preparation. The Bible gives us exactly that.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Do you see it there? Four things the Word of God does for us. I do not want to find myself on the side of a cliff with no training. We should not try to handle the difficult paths of life without some direction. But, most of all...we do not want to step out into eternity without a relationship with Christ. The results would be far worse than this mans rope snapping suddenly. Far worse.