verb - instruct or improve (someone) morally
Greek oikodome (to build up)
synonyms: educate, instruct, teach, school, tutor, train,
The word "edify" means to
build up, and for Christians it is always done with love. Everything
that we say or do when we are around other believers can make an
impact in their lives for the better. Remember the words of Paul
that God has given us spiritual gifts for equipping and building up
other believers. Ask God today to fill your heart with his
love toward other believers. Make your words, words of wisdom,
comfort and encouragement, and seek Gods gifts to bless others.
Always look for opportunity to build someone up in love. Thank the
Lord that we are all part of one body of believers with Christ as
the head and the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us. Take to heart
the words of Jesus that the world will know that we are his
disciples because of our love for one another.
Verses about Edification
1 Thessalonians 5:11 -
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one
another, even as also ye do.
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For
the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
of the body of Christ:
1 Corinthians 10:23 -
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all
things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Romans 14:19 -
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and
things wherewith one may
1 Corinthians 14:26 -
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you
hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation,
hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Ephesians 4:16 -
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in
the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the
itself in love.
1 Corinthians 14:5 -
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye
prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that
speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may
1 Timothy 1:4 -
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying which
is in faith: [so do].
Ephesians 4:29 -
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying,
that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
1 Corinthians 14:12 -
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual [gifts], seek
that ye may excel to the edifying of
2 Corinthians 12:19 -
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before
God in Christ: but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
Ephesians 4:12 -
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for
the edifying of
the body of Christ:
2 Corinthians 13:10 -
Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I
should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath
given me to edification,
and not to destruction.
2 Corinthians 10:8 -
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the
Lord hath given us for edification,
and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
1 Corinthians 14:3 -
But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men [to] edification,
and exhortation, and comfort.
Romans 15:2 -
Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.
1 Corinthians 8:1 -
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have
knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word
of his grace, which is able to
build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them
which are sanctified.
1 Corinthians 14:4 -
He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself;
but he that prophesieth edifieth
Where in Scripture does it mention to desire building people up in
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Where in Scripture does it reveal Christian love as evidence of
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