Believers in many generations have
stood in the face of adversity and risked it all for the sake of Jesus and the
kingdom of God. They withstood what appeared to be superior forces. They showed
tremendous courage and determination to move forward and never quit despite the
costs, even death. Why were they willing to take such risks? Why should
believers today be willing to risk it all? The answers to these questions are
addressed in this post about risks of faith.
King Solomon wrote in Proverbs about
seven pillars of wisdom. “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her
seven pillars” (Proverbs 9:1). None of these seven pillars are identified
immediately in the passage. Many people find a list of seven things elsewhere
in the Bible and claim that list describes these seven pillars. However, their
approach is unlikely, because there is no direct connection to wisdom.
Elsewhere in the book of Proverbs, Solomon identifies seven things that bring
forth wisdom. This post identifies these seven contributors to wisdom from
Solomon as the seven pillars of wisdom.