Greatness and suffering

Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)

Desire that you may prophesy

Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. (1 Corinthians 14:1)
The prophet is a faithful disciple who speaks to edify, exhort, and console the people. (1. Corinthians 14:3) Whoever speaks in this way is a true prophet - a true servant of God. No one can really edify others without having self been edified, or exhort without having himself been exhorted, or comfort and strengthen without having been comforted and strengthened himself. So that:

To become perfect

Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)
We can approach truth with words and concepts, but really to know it we have to experience it. Truth is like a symphony whose beauty we cannot appreciate without learning how to read, play and sing. The word of God is such a symphony:
Let my tongue sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are righteousness. (Psalm 119:172)
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