Edify

build1 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.

I am reminded that, as members of the church of God, one of our primary purposes is to edify one another. The word edify (οἰκοδομή) was used in architectural. It meant “to build up”. Paul talked about tongues, and about prophesying, and about gifts. All in all, he said, we can desire many things in the ministry and in the church. But if those things we seek aren’t edifying (building) others, Paul basically says, “what’s the use?” Might we seek to use our gifts and talents to build up those in the church, as well as those we seek to reach with the Gospel.

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