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Building a House of Bricks

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

– Matthew 7:24

As children, many fairy tales that we learn were taught by teachers or religious leaders to convey biblical principles or ideas in the form of a story. I believe “The Three Little Pigs” is a fable that depicts building your house on a rock. In the story, each of the three little pigs builds a little house. The first pig builds his house from straw. In farm country, you might envision hay stacks, right? Imagine stacking these bales of hay on top of each other and covering them with something. An hour would be all it takes to build that!

The next pig builds his house out of sticks, which takes a little longer. If you’ve ever done any exploration, such as bushwhacking, which is traveling through wild or uncultivated wilderness or forest, you can build a teepee or a lean-to with sticks, and it doesn’t take long. If you add branches over that, the rain won’t come into the dwelling. But everyone’s hero is the third little pig. Using expensive bricks, he builds a house. Building a brick house requires digging a foundation and leveling it. It also will likely take a few weeks to construct. 

Friend, the first two pigs were able to escape from the evil wolf, which symbolizes the trials and tribulations which Satan often brings about that we face. They found safety in the brick house built by their brother. Upon falling down the chimney and encountering a fire, the wolf met his demise, symbolizing our triumph over adversity. The lesson we glean from this is to prepare for the storms of life and let the Lord help us build our house so that when the storms come, you can say tough times never last, but tough people do.

Prayer


Lord, help me to build my house so I am prepared for the storms of life.

Reflection


In what way has God made it possible to escape life’s trials?

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One Response

  1. Always stay close to the Lord Jesus by having a relationship with Him, and make sure you have a back door for an escape plan to get out of any problems that come knocking at the front door, and pray for blessings to make it possible!

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