The New Testament always gives a doctrinal basis for Christian behavior. The primary emphasis of 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 is that the biblical procedure for the use of tongues is to be systematic and orderly, according to dive pattern — Contrary to the confused way in which the Corinthian believers seemed to do everything. They were not interested in serving, learning, or edifying, but only in self-expression and self-glory. Everyone was vieing for attention and preeminence. In light of such confusion and disorder, Paul gives a clear command: “Let all things be done for edification” (v26) The spiritual lives of Christians need to built up and improved, expanded to fulness and completeness. Edification is a major responsibility of church leaders (Ephesians 4:11-12), but it is also the responsibility of all other Christians. What builds other us is also the very thing that brings harmony within the church. Just as anything that is selfish brings disharmony. We must understand that as believers we are built up by only one thing, THE WORD OF GOD! That is the tool that every believer needs to be skilled in understanding. This week look to build up your brothers and sisters in Christ. Ask yourself what benefits the body best, and not what can the church offer me.