Summary: Proverbs 9:1 states that wisdom "builds her house upon pillars." This message names each one of the pillars by one of the fruits of the Spirit and makes applicationz to what it takes to build a Christian home.
“Nine Pillars of the Christian Home”
Proverbs Chapter 9 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.
In Chapter seven of the Book of Proverbs, the world, represented by the harlot, invites the simple ones to a bed of ease, and love making until the morning.
In this Chapter of Proverbs, Wisdom, invites you to come and dine. Chapter eight clearly indicates that wisdom is the "Word of God," or Christ himself. Note that wisdom builds a house on seven pillars. Wisdom has killed the beast, (Calvary). mingled the wine (the Cross... blood of Christ with tears), furnished the table, (the local Church), and sent out her maidens to bid those who would come to the feast. (Soulwinners).
In this message, I want to focus in on the Pillars of the Christian home. We need to build strong homes for the Lord. Homes build on the rock of Christ and not on the sinking sands of this world.
Proverbs nine mentions "Seven Pillars." After much meditation, I was moved to the text in Galations 5. There I find nine pillars mentioned by the Paul as the fruits of the Spirit. Hence the title for today’s message.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law
A pillar of Love:
This bespeaks of a need for a "Proper Courtship."
(1 Cor 7:1) Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Our pillars must be placed upon the rock of Christ. Many homes are in dire trouble because their courtship was not "Lord centered," but "lust centered."
The Pillar of Joy:
This bespeaks of the need for every Christian home to have a "Family Night."
(Eccl 3:13) And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Have you ever thought of your children as being the "Fruit of your Labour?" We are to enjoy our children, they are gifts given to us from the Lord. Do you have a "Family Night?"
The Pillar of Peace:
This bespeaks of the need for Forgiveness in our homes.
(Mat 6:12) And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
The more we live with our family members, the more we can see the faults. We live close. If we do not exercise the grace of God in our marriages, and to our Children, our homes are doomed for failure.
The Pillar of Longsuffering:
This bespeaks of the need for a Work Ethic in our homes.
(Prov 6:6) Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: