1 Thessalonians 5:11
Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.
is one of the metaphorical words which have passed into the language of Christianity from the lips of our Lord. The foundation and progress of the Christian life is likened by Him to the building of a house (Matthew 7:24; cf. Luke 6:1, 8; Colossians 1:23; 1 Peter 5:10), and the parable of the improvident builder (Luke 14:28). Christ said, "I will edify My Church" (Matthew 14:18). Thus the Christian Church and the Christian soul are alike compared to a building or temple. The building will not be finished out until Christ comes. Those who by sympathy, word, or deed, assist the growth of Christian wisdom, feeling, or life, are conceived of as builders, helping others or themselves to supply some part for the construction of the spiritual edifice, and are said to edify (1 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Corinthians 14:3, 4; Colossians 2:7).
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.