Those were small stepping stones, compared to what was going to happen next.
This would be the one that would put him on the map, the one that would make his name a household word forever
Marked Moments? Open Your Eyes, There Everywhere!
Eccl. 9:11 NKJ
11. I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen