What is the real test of the believer?  Is it hardship?  Difficulties?  Persecutions?  If we survive these coming out better and not better?  No.  There’s another test for the believer that is often much more difficult. More slippery.  And has many deceptions.

“The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives.”

Does a man try to deflect it in false self-humility?  Does he receive it and become bloated up?  Or does he receive in genuine humility, giving honor and thanks to God?