Build up = To develop or increase in stages or by degrees; To accumulate or collect; To bolster; To fill up (an area) with buildings.
Genesis 35:3 (NIV) Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.”
1 Chronicles 21:18 (NIV) [ David Builds an Altar ] Then the angel of the Lord ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
2 Chronicles 14:7 (NIV) “Let us build up these towns,” he said to Judah, “and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the Lord our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
Psalm 28:5 (NIV) Because they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
Isaiah 57:14 (NIV) [Comfort for the Contrite] And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”
Isaiah 62:10 (NIV) Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.
Jeremiah 22:13 (NIV) “Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.
Jeremiah 31:4 (NIV) I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful.
Jeremiah 42:10 (NIV) ‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.
Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV) “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
Haggai 1:8 (NIV) Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,” says the Lord.
Acts 20:32 (NIV) “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Romans 15:2 (NIV) Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
1 Corinthians 14:12 (NIV) So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.
Ephesians 4:16 (NIV) From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
1 Thessalonians 5:10-12 (NIV) He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. [Final Instructions] Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.
Jude 1:20-21 (NIV) 20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Thank You, O Mighty Father God. Your magnificent Word says BUILD UP ourselves, each other, the church. You, Father God:
Been with me
Your angel ordered … David
Given us rest
Those with no regard for Your ways, You will tear down and never rebuild
Raise a banner
Woe to the unrighteous, who builds with injustice
Dance with the joyful
I have relented from the disaster I intended to inflict on you
Who will stand before Me in the gap? I found no one…
Build My house, for My pleasure and honor Me
Please our neighbors for their good
Excel in building up the church with the gifts of the Spirit
Love builds us up
Let no unwholesome talk come from your mouths; benefit others
You died, that we may live–with You
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Eternal life. Build us up, O LORD, that we may live with you … eternally.
In Jesus name. Amen