Only a Christian believer is able to treat adversity with the right frame of mind. The flesh is opposed to the idea of suffering. Sin likes ease and prosperity; therefore, Christ uses this as a contrary means of purging us. The dross will be stripped away in the fire of affliction. What does not belong will be thrown to the ashes, but what remains will be a faith worth the pain that wrought it. O Jesus, perfect this work in me. If I must suffer, let me suffer cheerfully for Thee!