Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Moment in Proverbs: Proverbs 9: 1 Seven Pillars

Proverbs 9:1, “Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:”

Have you ever read something and it caught your attention and you wondered, what?  Wisdom built her house and she hewn out seven pillars.  This was something I had “never seen before” even though I’ve read it many times.  But today, I’d like to talk to you about those seven pillars.  After researching this I’ve come to understand that the first 7 Beatitudes are considered the 7 pillars of wisdom or the 7 aspects of wisdom; and they are: Poor in Spirit (Humility); Mournful (Hates all that is contrary to God); Meek (A prudent Spirit); Seeker of righteousness (One who is committed to obedience); Merciful (Compassionate); Pure (Free from corruption); and Peacemaker (A seeker of resolve).   With these we could make an entire week-long study about each pillar of wisdom.  But we won’t do that at this time. Perhaps the LORD will call to you in personal time to consider these 7 pillars of wisdom.

What I’d like to talk to you about concerning this passage is that Wisdom has prepared a place for us to “get wisdom and knowledge”.  That place is in the Word of God.  Through Him and by Him we have all the resources we need to reflect His Wisdom to this lost world and to walk in Wisdom.  As we look to the rest of the chapter, we find that wisdom has not only prepared a place for us to join her, but she has prepared a meal and drink so that we will be filled completely.  In reading, I was reminded of Christ’s proclamation that Heaven was being prepared for those who believe and that a “supper” would be placed before the believer and we would partake together at the marriage feast (see John 14: 1-4 and Revelation 19:7-9). 

All that God has prepared for us is beyond our comprehension, yet, we are welcome to come and partake of the best fruits of Wisdom and knowledge.  Let us partake of His rich gifts this day. Let us learn more about the 7 pillars of wisdom that have been hewn out for us.

Prayer:  Father, teach us humility so that we can hear your Word; teach us to hate evil and all that would turn our eyes from your glory; teach us to be meek and seek your wisdom with a prudent spirit; teach us to seek after righteousness and obey your commands; teach us to be merciful and full of compassion for those who are lost; teach us to free our hearts and minds from corruption; teach us to be peacemakers and seek to bring peace to those in turmoil and teach us to listen as you call us to your banqueting table. We pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro  ©


  1. The 'seven pillars' was one of those things I just read over and kept going, not even stopping to wonder. What great stuff. God is so good to us, to want these things for us, and to love and prepare all of these things for us. I love, love, love, spending time with Him and feasting on His word. Thank you for this enlightening post!

  2. Thanks for posting this. I read this today and thought about what those 7 stood for - then I came here and read it :) thanks!!!