“Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars” (Proverbs 9:1).
In the book of Proverbs, the wisdom has been referred to as a woman. “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars;” (Proverbs 9:1). “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.” (Proverbs 14:1). What is that life? It is the personal life; the family life; the church related life; and above all it is the eternal life. The life you lead in this world is what is building these three types of houses.
God himself will build the house for you also. When you resolve to build your home which is the church, with all righteousness He will definitely build a house for you. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1). “…. to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labour—this is the gift of God” (Ecclesiastes 5:19).
Go through the verse once again. The subject of seven pillars has been discussed here “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars.” The word ‘seven’ indicates ‘fullness.’ When you build a house you have to do it in full. To build a house in full, the seven pillars are essential. These pillars ensure the building to stand.
Whenever time permits, I used to go to a church for praying. That church has handsome pillars in front. Those pillars always remind me the greatness and glory of God. Those strong pillars carry the entire structure on them. That day Jacob erected a big stone as a pillar. “And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house and of all that you give me I will surely give a tenth to you.” (Genesis 28:22).
Paul the apostle writes “….but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (I Timothy 3:15. What are the seven pillars of the house built by wisdom? 1. Faith we place on God. 2. Trustworthiness. 3. Generosity. 4. Enthusiastic hard work. 5. Word of hope. 6. Friendship. 7. Righteousness.
Some compare these seven pillars with the fundamental preaching of the New Testament. At the same time when you take this as your spiritual food like manna, I request you to go through the entire book of Proverbs. Then you will receive more spiritual revelations and promises.
To meditate: “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.” (Revelation 3:12)