I am thinking about the second discussion question. While it is true that endurance under duress draws strength in knowing that this life is temporal (Paul would call it a light thing for the moment), it cannot neglect the Christian duty to seek to relieve suffering. We are to bare the burdens of others, and set the oppressed free. We are to act justly, to love mercy, in walking humbly with God. To use the hope of the afterlife to neglect the duty of service in uplifting our fellow man toward freedom, security, etc. is to deform truth and make it error.
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons