The older trucks had running boards. They are anchored to the frame by three solid supports strong enough to hold a couple of real men. Unlike some newer nostalgic replicas made of plastic these are very functional, real steel, running boards. When I was cleaning these two fellows up the other day I did not notice a little factory sticker with a red lined out circle warning “not a step!” There are many things in this old life that look like a step up, but are not. Sometimes the elevated platform does not indicate advancement. Just because a person can look down does not mean they have the advantage or the exalted position. My desire to get behind the wheel might be realized by stepping on the running board. May God help us if we only see others as the running board that put us in the driver’s seat! When we step up to do the right thing, may it never be at someone else’s expense. When we step up make sure it is a real step.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 1 Peter 2:21 (KJV)