posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 11:08 AM
Wisdom, the principal attribute of the Almighty, has seven key aspects, or "pillars." "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven
pillars:" Proverbs 9:1.
There is something so important that it existed "before the works of old." "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of
old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was" Proverbs 8:22-23. (See also verses 24-30.)
The subject is, of course, wisdom. And, even by the rudimentary standards of the world, it can be seen wisdom is crucial, often a matter of life and
Foolishness is just lack of wisdom. Conversely we may say that wisdom is knowledge righteously and appropriately applied.
We all exercise good and bad judgments daily, but even our wisest decisions seem to fall short. Our best efforts may mitigate a problem but who has
the ability to stop or prevent the problem?
Truly it can be said that the world is wise according to the laws and principles of man. But, I Corinthians 3:19, "the wisdom of this world is
foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness." This scripture indicates that the good examples of the wisdom
of the world we have seen are, at best, damage control. For who has the perfect wisdom to prevent any or all of the evils of this present day?
We can all agree there is no shortage of wise acres, wise crackers, wise guys, wisenheimers, or sophomores (literally "wise morons"). But where are
A little detective work will help us to reveal the wisdom of God and the seven pillars. When we have found the seven pillars, we will have found the
wisdom of God.
After the observation of the queen of the south on Solomon�s wisdom, Luke reports: "No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret
place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light" Luke 11:33. Luke is saying, when a man has found
something that enhances his or other's stature or well-being, he uses it. It is a direct reference to applying the wisdom of Solomon mentioned in
verse 31. Then notice that he records "a greater than Solomon is here."
It follows that, if a man has a lighted candle, that is, "Solomon's wisdom," and does not hide it "under a bushel," a man having the wisdom of
God will not hide it "under a bushel" either. Therefore if we find another account of "a lighted candle," it may lead us to the answer of what are
the seven pillars.
Another passage of "a lighted candle" does, in fact, exist. Matthew 5:15, "Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a
candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house."
What major Christian doctrine precedes this verse? THE BEATITUDES! Is this the wisdom of God? Then it must consist of seven pillars. But there are
nine beatitudes, aren't there? Let's "count our many blessed's, name them one by one," from Matthew 5:3-12.
#1 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
#2 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
#3 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
#4 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
#5 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
#6 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
#7 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
#8 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
#9 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
This problem is easily resolved by noting the first seven beatitudes are "active," displaying what we must be. The last two beatitudes are passive.
They reveal what will happen to us if we possess the seven "pillars." We will be "blessed" in spite of persecutions
[edit on 25-6-2008 by Reverend SamuelTophatJack]