Proverbs 9:1 (Mini Sermon)


1. Pro 9:1 - "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:" A. Proverbs 9 sets forth two women, wisdom and a foolish woman. i. Wisdom represents God and His church, His word, and His ministers. ii. The foolish woman represents Satan and his churches, his philosophy, and his ministers. B. Wisdom hath builded her house, i. It takes wisdom to build a house, whether it be a physical dwelling or a household (Pro 24:3). a. Those who desire to build a house need to be in a financial position to be able to do so before beginning to build (Pro 24:27). b. Those who want to start a family (build a house) need to be well instructed in the scriptures (wisdom) so that they will be able to bring up their children in the ways of the Lord (Eph 6:4; Pro 22:6; Psa 78:4-8). c. Most sensible people make sure they are financially prepared to have children, but few make sure they are spiritually prepared to train and discipline them in the way that God requires. d. A wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman destroys it (Pro 14:1). e. It's a lot easier to destroy a family than it is to build a godly one, so beware and consider your ways. ii. Wisdom building her house in Pro 9:1 is a poetic description of God building His church. a. The church is called the house of God (1Ti 3:15). b. Jesus, who is the wisdom of God (1Co 1:24), built His church during His earthly ministry (Mat 16:18). c. He built it by wisdom so that it would endure forever (Dan 2:44; Eph 3:21). d. The New Testament church is a spiritual building (Eph 2:21-22). (i) Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone and the apostles and prophets are the foundation build upon Him (Eph 2:20). (ii) The members of each local church are the spiritual stones which makes up the rest of the house (1Pe 2:5). C. she hath hewn out her seven pillars: i. Pillar n. - 1. a. Arch. A detached vertical structure of stone, brick, wood, metal, or other solid material, slender or narrow in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used either as a vertical support of some superstructure, as a stable point of attachment for something heavy and oscillatory, or standing alone as a conspicuous monument or ornament; also, a natural pillar-shaped stone, etc. 3. fig. b. A person who is a main supporter of a church, state, institution, or principle; in phr. pillar of society, of the establishment (see also 3c below). c. A fact or principle which is a main support or stay of something. ii. Christ's church has pillars in it which are the apostles (Gal 2:9). a. Christians who overcome temptation are pillars in the temple of God, which is the church (Rev 3:12 c/w 1Co 3:16). b. The church is the pillar and ground of the truth which upholds it (1Ti 3:15). iii. Seven is a number that represents completeness in the scriptures (Gen 2:1-2). a. Hewing out seven pillars indicates that Christ provided His church with all the support necessary for it to stand forever. b. He build the church upon Himself, ordained the apostles, inspired them to write the holy scriptures, preserved those scriptures which throughly furnish men of God (2Ti 3:16-17), gave the church pastors and teachers for the edifying of the body of Christ (Eph 4:11-12), and filled the church with the Holy Spirit who invigorates it and preserves it. iv. Wisdom hewing out the seven pillars upon which the house is built signifies that Jesus Christ put much labor into building His church. a. Hewn ppl. - 1. Fashioned by hewing with a chisel, axe, or other tool; made by or resulting from hewing. b. Jesus did the work the Father gave Him to do (Joh 4:34) and thereby built Himself a glorious church by giving Himself for it and making it holy and without blemish (Eph 5:25-27).
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