Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. -Proverbs 9:1-2, KJV
In chapter nine, we see that Wisdom has established a firm foundation.
In these two verses we see that true wisdom is only from God. This is what is implied by “killed her beasts”, that sacrifices have been made.
The full meaning, though, is that wisdom also takes care of others, for she has “mingled her wine” and “furnished her table.” She is prepared to feed those who come to her.
Therefore, true wisdom leads to the two greatest commandments:
- Love the Lord your God with all you are;
- Love your neighbor.
Wisdom leads to loving God and others, because it is firmly rooted in who God is.