The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom

The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom, Proverbs let’s us know that there are 7 pillars of wisdom:

Pro 9:1  Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

And Job asked this question:

Job 28:12  But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

The Bible is the place to find “wisdom” and “understanding” of the things in our life.

The Bible tells us that "wisdom" is the principle thing, or the most important thing for understanding of the things of this world and of course God’s World to come.

Pro 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

The Bible says that without wisdom we cannot even apply our heart to understanding.

The Bible tells us where to find this wisdom:

Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

So what are these 7 pillars of wisdom so that we can build our house of understanding?

James the Half-Brother of Jesus gives these seven pillars of wisdom to us:

Jas 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1) The wisdom from God is first "Pure":

In other words these 7 pillars of wisdom must first be built on Jesus Christ:

Jesus is our foundation for wisdom:

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Remember it is not Peter that is the “rock” it is what Peter had just said!

Mat 16:16  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

This can happen only one way:

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Tit 3:6  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Without the purity of Jesus the other pillars will fall.

2) The wisdom from God is next "Peaceable":

The Bible says:

2Ti 2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2Ti 2:5  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
2Ti 2:6  The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

3.) The man of wisdom must next be "Gentle":

Every child of God must be a gentleman or gentlewoman.

Again the Bible says:

Tit 3:2  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

4) The man of wisdom must next be "Easy To Be Entreated":

This is being reasonable when it comes understanding the Word of God.

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

5) The man of wisdom must next be "Full of Mercy and Good Fruits":

This is being always helpful and considerate!

The Bible says:

Col 1:10  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

6) The man of wisdom must next be "Without Partiality"

The word “race” is not in the Bible. The word “tongues” meaning languages suggest only other cultures and “race” is irrelevant!

The Bible says:

1Ti 5:21  I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

7) And the man of wisdom must be without "Hypocrisy"

Again the Bible says:

1Pe 2:1  Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
1Pe 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

Being a Christian is not putting a show but “It Is”being sincere in speech and in our actions.

We must be “doers of the Word” not hearers only!

There is no "Wisdom without the Lord" and your house of "Wisdom" will fall without these "Seven Pillars"!

Let’s Pray!

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