Can You Solve Solomon’s Riddle?

Are you exhibiting God’s character in your life?

 The Bible says that wisdom has the advantage of success (Ecclesiastes 10:10 NASB).

If you are looking for an edge that will alter your life; simply apply wisdom.  Victory will come your way, but remember, victory will be within the confines of what the Lord knows is best for you.

Victory may not come in the way you perceive it, because we all have lessons to learn. Remember, the Lord takes all of your individual circumstances into consideration. You can make wise decisions

Wisdom is the principle thing…(Proverbs 4:7 KJV). It is more valuable than the highest quality of gold or fine jewels.  True success is fantastic, but hardship and adversity can ravage your soul.   You can make wise decisions with training and practice (I Timothy 2:15 KJV).

The Definition of Wisdom

What is wisdom you ask? Wisdom is the teaching of a personal God who is holy and just and expects those who know him to exhibit his character in many practical affairs of life…wisdom is expressed in shrewdness (Harris, Archer & Waltke, 1980, The Wordbook of the Old Testament, Vol. I, p 283).

Wisdom has Seven Pillars

According to the words of KIng Solomon and other writers of scripture, wisdom has a house built on seven pillars (Proverbs 9:1 NASB). What are wisdom’s seven pillars?

A pillar is a foundation that something rests on to make it secure, such as a house or a skyscraper.

What are wisdom’s seven pillars? The author of Proverbs does not immediately answer the question; but it is a riddle that is meant to be solved. Perhaps he chuckled a little when he wrote the verse.

What if the pillars and the purpose are the same? Sort of a dual purpose. That would be tricky, just like a riddle.

If so, it can be deduced from the book of wisdom that the pillars are as follows along with the logic behind our theory.

Understanding

You can’t get understanding until you know God.

       Instruction in wise behavior

You can’t exhibit wise behavior without understanding.

       Righteousness

You must be willing to listen and be ready to receive instruction in righteousness.

      Justice

Do you want justice? In truth, you and I deserve punishment for our sinful nature.

      Equity

Do you want everything to be fair? Believers would be punished, except for one thing:

Jesus took our punishment.

       Prudence for the naive

You must be cautious or prudent, not naïve; when you make decisions.

      Knowledge and discretion for youth

You must learn to use knowledge and discretion to avoid disaster.

We believe these are the 7 pillars of wisdom that provide a very firm foundation for wisdom.

We welcome your comments.  Please join us as we begin to explore wisdom, and discover exciting spiritual treasures.

Other websites define wisdom’s 7 pillars differently. For a another perspective visit The Seven Pillars of Wisdom | The Institute for Creation Research or

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom – Around the Word in 365 Days – Charisma Devotionals

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