“Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars” of support. So declared the book of Proverbs (9:1), whose author was Solomon, the wise King of Israel. Christ is the wisdom of God manifested from heaven on earth by the divine act of the Incarnation.
As Solomon of old built the physical house of God—the temple in Jerusalem; just so, the “greater than Solomon”—even Christ himself (Matthew 12:42c ASV)—is today continuing to build God’s spiritual house, which is the church, the body of Christ. The material the Lord uses to build God’s spiritual house is the sevenfold character of the Christ-life that is resident within every member of His church.
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom alluded to in Proverbs 9 can symbolically represent the seven different character-traits of Christ: Righteousness, Diligence, Love, Lowliness, Graciousness, Discipline, and Truthfulness.
Part One: Wisdom Calls (Chapters 1-9)
Part Two: Wisdom Builds (Chapters 10-24)
….Pillar 1—The Character-Trait of Righteousness
….Pillar 2—The Character-Trait of Diligence
….Pillar 3—The Character-Trait of Love
….Pillar 4—The Character-Trait of Lowliness
….Pillar 5—The Character-Trait of Graciousness
….Pillar 6—The Character-Trait of Discipline
….Pillar 7—The Character-Trait of Truthfulness
Part Three: Wisdom Beautifies (Chapters 25-31)
….Conclusion to the Book of Proverbs (30-31)