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Bible Study Topic: Edification

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Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Romans 14:19
 
Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
Romans 15:2
 
Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
1 Corinthians 8:1
 
"Everything is permissible",but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible",but not everything is constructive.
Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
1 Corinthians 10:23-24
 
even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
1 Corinthians 10:33
 
But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified.
1 Corinthians 14:3-5
 
So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
1 Corinthians 14:12
 
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?
You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified.
1 Corinthians 14:15-17
 
What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
1 Corinthians 14:26
 
For even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than pulling you down, I will not be ashamed of it.
2 Corinthians 10:8
 
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.
2 Corinthians 12:19
 
This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority,the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.Final Greetings
2 Corinthians 13:10
 
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,
to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Ephesians 4:11-12
 
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.Living as Children of Light
Ephesians 4:15-16
 
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29
 
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4
 
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7
 
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.Final Instructions
1 Thessalonians 5:11
 
nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God's work,which is by faith.
1 Timothy 1:4
 
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Be merciful to those who doubt;
Jude 1:20-22
 
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