"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 Chapter 10: Verses 23 - 24
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 Chapter 14: Verses 3 - 5
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 Chapter 14: Verses 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 Chapter 14: Verse 26
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 Chapter 12: Verse 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 Chapter 13: Verse 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 Chapter 4: Verses 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 Chapter 4: Verses 15 - 16
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 Chapter 2: Verses 6 - 7
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 Chapter 1: Verses 20 - 22