When God delivered Daniel from the lions, Darius the king said, To make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever. We are all creatures of influence. We are being influenced, and we are having an influence. There never was a human life but that had some influence over some other human life. The will of sense—for such it might be called—overpowered that higher will of the soul, and they yielded to the will of sense as aroused by temptation. We who are pure in heart have this same will of sense. Those who look upon the instructions herein as trifling will do so to their own spiritual injury.It is natural for us to avoid hardship and suffering.