Studies by Dale L. Snyder
This is a manual for your personal growth in the Lord, using the seven pillars of wisdom, to be “built up in Him” (Colossians 2:7), “being built up a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5), and “building yourselves up on your most holy faith” (Jude 20).
The mass of the material (Proverbs chapters one to nine) is not the pillars themselves. Instead, most of the material is an example of the working out of the wisdom of the pillars. Difficulty in understanding them could simply be because we may want to name the pillars as we see the mass of material. But the KEYS are hidden in the text, except for the first one. They are used to unlock the rest of the material. These keys, or themes, are the pillars. The pillars gird up the material given as examples of, and to show the need for, wisdom.