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Christian Edification: The Importance of Building Up

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Christian Edification

The Importance of Building Up

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So much work, detail, and planning go into building homes or other structures that people occupy. For those outside the industry, it can appear to be a more straightforward task as we see buildings go up quickly and, before we know it, are finished. But so much detail and work go into building a structure. The building illustration is an analogy we see often used in scripture. God desires that we edify or build one another up. The apostle Paul shared, “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up” (Romans 15:1-2, English Standard Version). What is the importance of Christian edification? Could you explain the concept to another person if they asked what spiritual edification looked like? Are we supposed to edify, or build up one another?