Enter the Feast of Wisdom
1) Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. 2) She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. 3) She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city. 4) “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. 5) “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. 6) Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of understanding.”
In this final introductory chapter before we enter the next section of the Proverbs of Solomon, we find two invitations. One is from wisdom, the business of God; and the other from folly, the business of fools. This is the crossroads of life. There is only one way to God. We see it here.
The house that wisdom has built is none other than the Temple of God, His Church (Matthew 16:18). Its foundation rests on pillars which represent the completeness of the revealed truth upon which the Church is built (1 Timothy 3:15; Matthew 16:17), and its apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ as the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20-21). A feast has been prepared for those who would enter (Matthew 26:26-29).
In verse 4, we see that the sole qualification for those who are invited is that they must be simpleminded, totally lacking in judgment. That describes every man and woman on the earth. Only by God’s opening our spiritual eyes in rebirth can we even see the door to the house of wisdom (John 3:3).
The wedding banquet. Jesus told the parable of a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. One of the guests didn’t have the proper clothes. He was thrown outside as one who was invited but not chosen. The wedding clothes are provided only by God to His bride, and that by grace alone (Matthew 22:1-14; Revelation 19:7-8).
Prayer of Application
Gracious God, thank You for inviting me to the feast of wisdom when I was dead in trespasses and sins and blinded by the god of this world. You have given me all things in Christ.
Copyright 2015 – Robert C. Beasley