God prioritzes spiritual development at the expense of physical comfort; those who respond spiritually gain eternal growth.
2Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
2Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
1Peter 2:19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.