Daily Devotion – May 20, 2019

Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

 

Solomon gives a picture of wisdom building a house and preparing a great feast for those who will answer her invitation. A feast is a time of joy, fellowship, and satisfaction and this is what wisdom can provide. The seven pillars that wisdom uses for the house could be the seven characteristics that James uses to describe wisdom that comes from God – pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to request, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  (James 3:17)

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