Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; She has slaughtered her meat, She has mixed her wine, She has also furnished her table. She has sent out her maidens, She cries out from the highest places of the city, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, “Come, eat of my bread And drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding. “He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself. Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff, you will bear it alone.” (Pro 9:1-12 NKJ)
Wisdom (Sophia) has built her house on seven pillars. Isaiah 11:2 tells us that the seven pillars are:
1. The Spirit of the LORD
2. The Spirit of wisdom
3. The Spirit of understanding
4. The Spirit of counsel
5. The Spirit of might
6. The Spirit of knowledge
7. the fear of the LORD. (Isa 11:2 NKJ)
This is a good foundation for any house. We might suggest that those pillars be drilled into the sold Rock.
Having built the house Wisdom sends out her maidens to invite whosoever to come and dine on bread and wine. The food is not fancy, but substantial and nourishing. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you. (10-11) Would you not think that people would be lining up? Unfortunately, no! Next door is the foolish woman; her house is built on sinking sand, Proverbs describes her,”A foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knows nothing. For she sits at the door of her house, On a seat by the highest places of the city, To call to those who pass by, Who go straight on their way: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, “Stolen water is sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell. (Pro 9:13-18 NKJ) Glitz, glamor, tinsel, and bright lights. All show and no substance, even sin tastes sweet for a season, but destruction awaits.