- Trials are as nutriment to one’s spiritual growth.
- Without suffering, some that are bound wouldn’t know they are bound, or, if knowing, wouldn’t desire freedom.
- Mortals are in the embryotic state; they haven’t even been born yet. More are trials and exertions to be desired in this life than ease and enjoyment. Those that have great pleasures and enjoyments in this life, waken up as babes in heaven. Nevertheless, severe trials are a great injustice to any man.
- “Let no man shirk from the trials I (Jehovih) put upon him, for in so doing he robbeth his own soul.”
(Book of Knowledge 2:25): The trials of the flesh to man are as nutriment to his spirit‘s growth. And yet, think not that thou shouldst rejoice in thy neighbor‘s trials, saying, it is good for his spirit‘s growth. But as Jehovih gave all He had, and thus made all things, be thou like unto Jehovih, and give to the man in trial, lest thou robbest thyself.