For some reason I was thinking about how the story of The Three Little Pigs fits into describing how our foundation should be in Christ. I know, right? Why didn’t I think of this before?
As you may know, the first two pigs built their houses with straw and stick, only to have the big bad wolf blow it down. Then the final pig built his house with brick and when the wolf tried to blow it down he couldn’t.
Now, the Bible says anyone who listens to Christ’s teachings and follows it is wise. It’s like a person who builds his house on solid rock. The wind and waves can beat against it all it wants, but it can’t tear it down.
But, if you don’t follow his teaching it’s like building your house on sand. When the floods and winds come it will collapse because it has no foundation to stand on.
So the two little pigs represent that house on sand. Without proper wisdom you’ll build, but when the enemy comes all it takes is for him to blow on you and you collapse. But when you use bricks of wisdom like the final pig, when you build on solid rock, the enemy can’t tear you down. He can huff and puff, but he can’t tear you down because your strength comes from your Rock, Jesus Christ.
In a world of pigs, which one are you?
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.