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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



1Wisdom has built her house;She has set up its seven pillars.2She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;she has also set her table.3She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,4“ Let all who are simple come to my house!”To those who have no sense she says,5“ Come,eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.6Leave your simple ways and you will live;walk in the way of insight.”

9: 1-18   This chapter portrays Wisdom and Folly (foolishness) as rival young women, each preparing a feast and inviting people to it. But Wisdom is a responsible woman of character while Folly is a prostitute serving stolen food. Wisdom appeals first to the mind; Folly appeals to the senses. It is easier to excite the senses, but the pleasures of Folly are temporary. They don’t bring lasting satisfaction. By contrast, the satisfaction that Wisdom brings lasts forever, although initially it can be slow to activate and can be easily abandoned.

9: 1-5   The banquet described in this chapter has some interesting parallels to the banquet Jesus described in one of his parables (Luke 14: 15-24). In his parable, many were invited but never made it to the celebration because they got sidetracked by other activities that seemed more important at the time. Don’t let anything become more important than your pursuit of God and your search for his wisdom.

9: 1   The seven pillars are figurative; they do not represent seven specifically known principles of wisdom. In the Bible, the number seven represents completeness and perfection. Therefore, this verse poetically states that wisdom lacks nothing it is complete and perfect.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make your priority obtaining GODS perfect wisdom not chasing after the worlds sin thats brings sorrow! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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