On Saturday October 21, 2006 Pastor Tom Schaller of Greater Grace World Outreach spoke in Marlborough, Ma during the 2006 New England Conference. He spoke on the wisdom mentioned in Proverbs 9:1, “Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.” Pastor Schaller spoke on seven pillars in our lives as Christians (not necessarily the seven specific pillars this verse speaks of).
1) Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
a. This is the fear we have of a train rolling down the tracks, not of a serpent let free in our home. We have a reverence for the greatness of God.
2) Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding.”
3) Proverbs 20:27, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.”
4) Proverbs 24:3-4, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established…”
a. The Bible is the highest form of education
b. We learn that:
i. We are sinners (Romans 3:23)
ii. By God’s grace are we saved (Ephesians 2:8)
iii. We live in Faith (Galatians 2:20)
5) Proverbs 10:11, “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.”
a. The mouth is the well of life
b. No person in the world counsels you more than yourself
i. We have much to learn
6) Proverbs 5:16, “Should your spring be scattered around, streams of water in the streets?”
a. We scatter, or send out, in order to increase
7) Proverbs 11:24, “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”
a. We have gained more than we have ever lost