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Thursday, June 25, 2015

How Wisdom Builds Her House

Hey, friends! Today we are in Proverbs 9 with the Good Morning Girls. Here we see how wisdom builds her house. Let's take a look!

Proverbs Summer Bible Study with Good Morning Girls

Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.
~Proverbs 9:1

As soon as I read this first verse of Proverbs 9 this morning, I knew I had to do some research into what the seven pillars are. Here’s what I found.

Seven symbolizes perfection or completeness. These seven perfect pillars have been hewn (cut out) of rock so Wisdom’s house is permanent and lasting. 

After doing some research on the seven pillars, I learned that we must look back at Proverbs 8:12-14 where we find the seven attributes of Wisdom. These seven attributes are the seven pillars that support the house of Wisdom.

How Wisdom Builds Her House

Proverbs 8:12-14 says:

12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion
13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance,  
evil behavior and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; 
I have insight, I have power.

Pillar 1: Prudence (The ability to keep oneself from being misled.)

Pillar 2: Knowledge and Discretion (knowing what is going on around you; looking ahead and then having a plan of action)

Pillar 3: Fear of Lord (having a reverence for God that is expressed in daily living; being committed to God’s purpose; turning from and hating evil)

Pillar 4: Counsel (to give good advice/wise guidance; to listen to counsel for your own life too)

Pillar 5: Sound judgment (behaving wisely from day to day)

Pillar 6: Understanding (to understand that Wisdom comes from God; disciplined study and learning from the Bible in order to receive instruction from God; to be able to discern between good and evil)

Pillar 7: Power (Power for our life is found as we walk in the previous 6 pillars; we will be fortified against the evil of this world and will be known as a true child of God.)

It's so important that we build our spiritual houses (lives) with these seven pillars of Wisdom. We can only do that by spending time daily in the Bible. It's time spent in God's Word that will help us gain these attributes of Wisdom for our own lives. I'm so thankful for Courtney and her ministry at Good Morning Girls because it was through Courtney's guidance and the SOAK method of Bible study that I have learned how to dig into God's Word in such a way that spiritual growth happens in my life. It can happen for you too! Please continue to join me and the Good Morning Girls in our Proverbs Bible Study.

How Wisdom builds her house is exactly how we should be building our spiritual house, so let's continue to build in each of these seven areas!

Walking in His Grace, 

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  1. I hopped over from Good Morning Girls and I really enjoyed your post. I'm certainly not an artist by any means, but you inspired me to draw the seven pillars. I posted it on Instagram, #gracefilledmoments #Proverbs9 #sevenpillarsofwisdom

    1. Hi, Heather! Thanks for stopping by! I saw your drawing on Instagram and it was wonderful! I'm so glad you tagged me so that I could see it. I thought about drawing this verse as well, but haven't had the time to yet. I even have a sketch pad that I bought at B&N to keep my drawings in. Just have to make the time to sit down and!

      Blessings to you,

    2. I know it's almost 2 years there a way for me to find that drawing? I have Instagram but only to see what my DIL post of my grandchildren. How do I find Heather's drawing?

    3. Hi, Laura! I will try to find that picture on Instagram for you. I also want you to know I got your other comment on the other Proverbs post. I'll answer as soon as I can. I'm at work right now. :)

      Blessings to you!