This evening we will be talking again about wisdom. The wisdom we are speaking of is God - Christ, and his Holy
Word. All true wisdom comes from God, through his Holy Word, and is given us through the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit. Men of old were inspire by God through the Spirit to write his word. Today we are given wisdom through the
Holy Spirit as we read and study that same word. He quickens it to us, and makes it real so that we can understand
and follow him and someday be in Heaven with him.
1. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2. She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3. She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4. Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6. Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth
himself a blot.
8. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in
10. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is
11. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Verse 1 - Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
[A] Wisdom hath builded her house
 God created the universe and everything in it
 He created heaven as his place of residence, and placed in it his throne
 Isaiah 66:1
1. Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is
the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
[a] God created the earth for his own pleasure,
[b] He made everything upon the earth including man for his pleasure and glory
 Christ came to earth as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind
[a] He established his church and built it upon himself
[b] He continues to build his church today through the Holy Spirit, and his Holy Word
 Wisdom has indeed built her house.
[B] She hath hewn out her seven pillars
 What does seven in the bible represent?
[a] Seven in the bible usually represents something of or from God
[1-a] On the seventh day God rested
[2-a] Seven pairs of all the clean animals were taken into the ark
[b] In bible prophecy, seven always means completeness
 What does the pillars represent?
[a] A pillar represents strength
[b] A pillar represents beauty
[c] A pillar represents the very foundation on which a building is built.
[d] Everything God made is strong, it is built on him
Verse 2 - She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
[A] God has made all the preparation
[B] She hath killed her beast
 God sent his son to defeat death and hell
 On the cross he defeated Satan, and made a way for all mankind to be free from their sins
and the grip of Satan on them - thus he killed her beast
[C] She hath mingled her wine,
 God saw too it that his word - the wine was made available to all man
 Since the beginning of time, God has preserved his word, no matter how hard Satan has
worked to try to destroy it, God has kept it intact even until today
 Through the word we can know God,
 He has mingled his word, and his wisdom among men
[D] She hath also furnished her table
 God has his table prepared for all who believe in his son
 Someday soon, we will be called to come to the marriage feast of the Lamb
 Everything is prepared and waiting the moment God says to come - but only those who are
ready and prepared to come will be allowed inside
Verse 3 - She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
[A] The wisdom of God has made use of the most proper means to communicate Divine knowledge
to the inhabitants of the earth;
 He has and still does use various means to communicate his words to man
[B] It is a custom to the present day, in Asiatic countries, to send invitations to guests by a company
of females, preceded by eunuchs: they go to the doors of the invited, and deliver their
Verse 4 - Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
[A] The call has gone out to those who are simple
 We have talked in times past how the simple, and unlearned are those who can receive the
call of God
 The learned often are so educated in secular things they cannot accept the things of God
 The call goes out to them the same as it goes out to the simple, but they refuse to hear and
[B] The call goes out to those who wants understanding
 Those who want understanding from God are those who seek it.
 Those who seek understanding from God will eventually find it
 Unless one wants to learn, and is open to the teaching of God, they will block their heart
mind and will not receive knowledge from him.
Verse 5 - Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled
[A] The cry of wisdom is to eat of my bread and drink of my wine
 It is God’s desire to teach us his wisdom
 He is calling out to us to eat of his bread, - to partake of the body of Christ - that we might
 He is calling out to us to drink of the blood of Christ, the wine which represents his blood
[a] Jesus said, “AS oft as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do so in
remembrance of me.
Verse 6 - Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
[A] What does it mean to forsake the foolish
 It is a warning that we are not to live a foolish life
 It is a warning that we should not socialize with foolish people
[B] And Live
 Socializing with the foolish leads one down the path of destruction
 Before long, when one is around the foolish long enough, the foolishness of the wicked
rubs off on you, and you start acting as they do
 We are warned to forsake the foolish and live, have eternal life, to be saved and assured of
[C] Go in the way of understanding
 The wise man, the wise woman, will strive to go in the way of understanding
 They will refrain from foolishness and foolish people
 They will seek their wisdom and knowledge from God
 They will strive to follow the understanding gleaned from the Holy Spirit
Verse 7 - He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth
himself a blot.
[A] The person who mocks at sacred things; the infidel; who turns the most serious things into
ridicule, will by his wit, often succeeds in rendering the person who reproves him as being
 Many of those who are teaching and preaching blasphemies about God have the ability to
turn our arguments into something that looks ridiculous to man
 Take for instance the Jehovah’s Witnesses
[a] They are so trained and instructed with answers for any argument we can throw
 Scientist - although wrong in their thinking, argue their points from a so-called scientific
point of view whereas we argue from what we read in the bible
[B] We must be wise, when we are arguing a point
 We desire to see the person change and believe in God
 We must be cautious that we do not sin, by getting angry and blowing up at them, we must
deliver our own soul.
 All reproof should be given in the spirit of love and deep concern
 When they contradict and blaspheme, we must leave them to God.
Verse 8 - Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
[A] When you rebuke an unwise man, he will argue against you, and you will make an enemy
 When you rebuke a wise man, he will be glad, for he is seeking to do right, and appreciates your
telling him he is doing wrong
Verse 9 - Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in
[A] This is exactly what we just looked at in verse 8
Verse 10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is
[A] The fear of the
 We have talked much about the fear of the Lord in times past
 Fear of the Lord is
[a] Reverence of the Lord
[b] Respect for the Lord
[c] The knowledge that God is God and we must obey him
[d] It is loving God so much that we do not want to disappoint him
[B] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
 Until one fears God, and knows who he is, they cannot begin to get wisdom
 It is when we have love, respect and reverence for him that he can teach us his ways
[C] Knowledge of the holy is understanding.
 The more knowledge of God we have, the greater understanding we will have for
 To have understanding of the things of God, we must begin to understand the holy,
 The bible says God is Holy, so to understand holy we must strive to understand God
Verse 11 - For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased
[A] Sin has the tendency to shortens human life
 One worries
 One frets
 There is no peace
 There is no happiness
[B] Righteousness lengthens it
 The righteous has God to turn too
 There is no need to worry
 There is no need to fret
 They have peace
 They have the promise of eternal life
Verse 12 - If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
[A] If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself
 It is for you own interest that you are be religious
[a] Your example may be very useful to your neighbors and friends, but the chief
benefit is to thyself.
[b] You may help others see the light of Christ, but your main concern and main
blessing is that you have the light yourself
 What good is it to shout from the rooftop that you are religious, unless you are living it and
are truly religious
 You can teach, preach and do all manners of good, but unless you re a born again believer,
you will be lost.
[B] if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it
 Those who scorn the gospel and refuse to receive the doctrine of wisdom will die in their
 They alone will be responsible for their actions, and they will suffer the results alone.