Black Christians : The 7 Pillars of Wisdom

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  1. cherryblossom

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    ...What is happening in this proverb is that the characteristic of wisdom has been personified. Wisdom has been symbolised as a woman who has built a permanent house for herself.


    We should note that this is not a tent she has built which can be moved at a couple of days notice, this is a permanent solid house with seven pillars in place to support it’s stone roof. In other words, this is telling us of the importance and the permanency of wisdom. Wisdom is permanent and must be housed for the long term.


    But we will also note that there are seven pillars. In the Hebrew, seven is Shevah. Which comes from the root word savah, which means to be full or satisfied. And because it means full and satisfied, it is, therefore, the number of spiritual perfection, and you can clearly see that is the case in various places in the Bible....

    ...If we look at verse one of chapter nine it tells us that the seven pillars had already been hewn or cut from the rock. So we must go back in time to see where they came from, we must find out what their source is. We can find the answer in the previous chapter. In chapter 8 Wisdom is again personified but this time as a lodger staying in a house. It tells us in verses 12 to 14 that wisdom dwells with or has seven attributes.



    1
    Prudence

    2
    Knowledge and discretion

    3
    Fear of God

    4
    Counsel

    5
    Sound Wisdom

    6
    Understanding

    7
    Power


    http://www.bridgetothebible.com/Bible Lists/7 Pillars of Wisdom.htm
     
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    All things which be needed and gained in faith to the Holy and faithful Son who died for our sins, that we may have salvation, and in belief to the Only Begotten who was resurrected back to life eternal for our redemption that we may have life the same. Where would we be without prudence or knowledge? How could we go through the day without discretion and understanding? We'd be lost, and we'd be headed down the wrong wrong, but together with the Son, beaming a glorious light so that our steps may not be mistaken, we walk down the righteous Way to be greeted by the One who gave us all this precious gift. That is, our Father on High. Blessings!:)
     
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