The wise and foolish builder


I love how the Word of GOD can be explained in the simplest form. I reached far back into my years when I was in kindergarten during the 1960’s. I’m using the excerpts from a famous story of my generation.

 The 3 little pigs

Then the first little pig built himself a house of straw. He was very pleased with his house. He said, “Now the wolf won’t catch me and eat me.”

 Then the second little pig built himself a house of sticks. It was stronger than the house of straw.

The second little pig was very pleased with his house. He said, “Now the wolf won’t catch me and eat me.”

 Then the third little pig built himself a house of bricks.

It took him a long time to build it, for it was a very strong house.

The third little pig was very pleased with his house. He said, “Now the wolf won’t catch me and eat me.”

 The next day the wolf came along the road. He came to the house of straw which the first little pig had built.

When the first little pig saw the wolf coming, he ran inside his house and shut the door.

The wolf knocked on the door and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

 “No, no,” said the little pig. “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in,” said the wolf.

So he huffed and he puffed and he huffed and he puffed. The house of straw fell down and the wolf ate up the first little pig.

 He came to the house of sticks which the second little pig had built.

When the second little pig saw the wolf coming, he ran inside his house and shut the door.

The wolf knocked on the door and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

 “No, no,” said the little pig.”Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in,” said the wolf.

So he huffed and he puffed and he huffed and he puffed. The house of sticks fell down and the wolf ate up the second little pig.

 He came to the house of bricks which the third little pig had built.

When the third little pig saw the wolf coming, he ran inside his house and shut the door.

The wolf knocked on the door and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.” “No, no,” said the little pig. “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in,” said the wolf. So he huffed and he puffed and he huffed and he puffed. But the house of bricks did not fall down.

The Wise and Foolish Builders Matthew 17:24-27

 “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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

 

Now you may think that the wolf gave up on the third little pig but he did not. He thought up new ways to try and trap the pig but the pig was always ready for the wolf. Christians should be no different. The enemy will come to us through our families, friends, frienemies and our thoughts.

So the question is: Are you wise and prepared for the tricks that the enemy will bring?

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