But there are some who desire to know that they may edify others, and that is praiseworthy; and there are some who desire to know that they themselves may be edified, and that is wise.
Modern Catholic theologians can find in Luther's writings an authentically Christian voice whose witness to a common gospel can edify as well as irritate Catholic readers.
Note that the early church's priorities were to worship God and to edify the brethren.
Some are called to sow, others to reap some are eminently qualified to awaken sinners, others to edify saints.
Both disciplines understood their purpose to be the evocation and presentation of intended affections, thereby to persuade and to edify the listener.
He wants a mural that will edify , inspire, or entertain; the artist wants license to experiment and thereby ‘extend human sensitiveness through paint’.
Here is material to edify , instruct and challenge.
Is it my chief design, in choosing my subject, and composing my sermon, to edify the souls of men?
Let the one in books that speak the truth edify religious men, and the other in lying fables delight impure demons.
They are to edify the saints of God - to guard them from error, teach them right ways, encourage them to seek love and unity among themselves, enable them to grow in faith and in the knowledge of Christ.