'Edifying' in the Bible
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.
All things are legitimate [permissible -- "and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life].
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 receive edifying.
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
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.
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.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
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 edifying of itself in love.
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.
Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
- Blessing Through God's People
- Body Of Christ
- Building Up The Church
- Church, Unity Of
- Each Local Church
- Edification, Means Of
- Edification, Of Believers
- Fellowship, Among Believers
- Giving, Of Talents
- Interpreting Language
- Participation, In Christ