Building up

Romans 14:19  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
Let us therefore follow after  .  .  . things wherewith one may edify another.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone practiced this? To edify means to build up. How easy it is to knock down. How long it takes to build up. I saw an article once about a skyscraper demolition specialist. By placing explosives in the correct location on the foundation pillars this man could cause a multi-story building, that took months to build, to disintegrate into a heap of rubble in seconds. So it is with us. One sharp word can destroy a friendship that took years to build. Let’s edify one another today.