There were observations he would make that would be edifying to me.
When do we ever see elected officials engage in that sort of careful, thoughtful dialogue in an edifying way?
Such intemperate exchanges will hardly count as edifying but they may, alas, be unavoidable.
to inform or enlighten intellectually or spiritually
Latin aedes 'building' + -ficare 'to make'
mid-14c., "to build, construct," also, in figurative use, "to build up morally or in faith," from Old French edefiier "build, install, teach, instruct (morally)," from Latin aedificare "to build, construct," in Late Latin "improve spiritually, instruct" (see edifice). Related: Edified; edifying.