Everyone you read or listen to, the blogs, on facebook, twitter, the music, the videos, DVDs, movies, magazines, MP3s…every one of them is a “Teacher.” Are they “edifying”?
ED’IFY, v.t. [L. oedifico; oedes, a house, and facio, to make.]
2. To instruct and improve the mind in knowledge generally,and particularly in moral and religious knowledge, in faith and holiness.
Edify one another. 1 Thessalonians 5.
3. To teach or persuade. [Not used.]
Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
1. To instruct; to inform; to communicate to another the knowledge of that of which he was before ignorant.
He will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. Isaiah 2.
2. To deliver any doctrine, art, principles or words for instruction. In vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matthew 15.
3. To tell; to give intelligence.
4. To instruct, or to practice the business of an instructor; to use or follow the employment of a preceptor; as, a man teaches school for a livelihood.
5. To show; to exhibit so as to impress on the mind.
If some men teach wicked things, it must be that others may practice them.
6. To accustom; to make familiar.
They have taught their tongue to speak lies. Jeremiah 9.
7. To inform or admonish; to give previous notice to.
For he taught his disciples, and said–Mark 9.
8. To suggest to the mind.
For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that same hour what ye ought to say. Luke 12.
9. To signify or give notice.
He teacheth with his fingers. Proverbs 6.
10. To counsel and direct. Habakkuk 2.