LIFE WITH THE 3 PIGS

I want to share this story I read as a little girl, then I will share with you what I have realized as a grown up lady. Read on even if you know the story, just to refresh your mind.

Three Pigs : Big bad wolf and three little pigs
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Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One day they set out from the farm where they had been born. They were going out into the world to start new lives and enjoy any adventures that might come their way.

The first little pig met a man carrying some straw, and he asked him if he might have some to build himself a house.
“Of course, little pig,” said the man. He gave the little pig a big bundle of straw, and the little pig built himself a lovely house of golden straw.
A big bad wolf lived nearby. He came along and saw the new house and, feeling rather hungry and thinking he would like to eat a little pig for supper, he called out, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
To which the little pig replied, “No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin, I’ll not let you in!”
So the wolf shouted very crossly, “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, till I blow your house in!”
And he huffed and he puffed, and he HUFFED and he PUFFED until the house of straw fell in, and the wolf ate the little pig for his supper that evening.

The second little pig was walking along the road when he met a man with a load of wood. “Please Sir,” he said, “can you let me have some of that wood so that I can build a house?”

“Of course,” said the man, and he gave him a big pile of wood. In no time at all, the little pig had built himself a lovely house. The next evening, along came the same wolf.
When he saw another little pig, this time in a wooden house, he called out, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
To which the pig replied, “No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin, I’ll not let you in!”
So the wolf shouted, “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, till I blow your house in!”
And he huffed and he puffed and he HUFFED and he PUFFED until the house fell in and the wolf gobbled up the little pig for his supper.
The third little pig met a man with a cartload of bricks. “Please Sir, can I have some bricks to build myself a house?” he asked, and when the man had given him some, he built himself a lovely house with the bricks.
The big bad wolf came along, and licked his lips as he thought about the third little pig. He called out, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in!”
And the little pig called back, “No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin, I’ll not let you in!”
So the wolf shouted, “Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, till I blow your house in!”
And the wolf huffed and he puffed, and he HUFFED and he PUFFED, and he HUFFED again and PUFFED again, but still the house, which had been so well built with bricks, did The Three Little Pigs not blow in, no matter how hard the wolf tried.

 

This story has a very important lesson for us all. What is your house made of, and what is it built on? I do not know much about construction, but from tidbits I have picked up from this and that expert, I know that what your house is built with and the kind of ground it is built on is directly proportional to how strong and secure it is from natural disasters, or even ware and tare.

So it is with our very lives and homes, what and how we build it determines what happens to us when life’s “wolves” come huffing and puffing, and they are sure going to come. When you build your life and home with the straws and woods that life offers and suggests to you, then you stand to be an easy prey. But if you build your life on The Solid Foundation-The Rock who is The Christ-Jesus you are like the last pig, you will face the huffs and puffs but you will stand.

 

Don’t misunderstand me, following Jesus does not make your life a bed of roses, even roses have thorns. We all will face the challenges of life, but our preparedness and response will be very different depending on whom we build on, God who is sure and strong or this life that is temporal, with all its failing systems. When you build your life on God and His word, following Him every day, your end whether here or hereafter will be sure and pure victory.
Only God has the wisdom on how to live successfully here on earth, I am not surprised; after all He created the earth and the whole Universe. This wisdom He has made available for us in His word, written in the Bible.
My dear readers please do not build your lives and homes on sinking sand, when you can enjoy the safety of The Solid Rock. Remember the third little piggy?
Jesus told a parable which the three little pigs’ story might have been derived:
Matthew 7:24-27 (CEV)
24 Anyone who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock.
25 Rain poured down, rivers flooded, and winds beat against that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on solid rock.
26 Anyone who hears my teachings and doesn’t obey them is like a foolish person who built a house on sand.
27 The rain poured down, the rivers flooded, and the winds blew and beat against that house. Finally, it fell with a crash.
1Corinthians 10:4 
…and that Rock was(is) Christ.

 


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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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14 Comments

  1. Thanks K, I appreciate you!

  2. Amen Kelly,
    I truly cherish this prayers.
    God bless you!

  3. Amen Anna! I am grateful to God for this. Thanks for taking the time to read and leave a note.
    Have a great day!

  4. I never thought of it from a Biblical perspective, neat.

    1. Thanks K, I appreciate you!

  5. Oh what a great story. The sunday school children will love this!

    1. I love your heart Jamie, always thinking of the children.
      Thanks for coming by and have a blessed day!

  6. What a great comparison! A well loved children’s story to a favourite passage of scripture. Thank you for sharing your insight. Ugochi, I think you have a sensitive heart and this shows as you link common things with the uncommon Word of God. I enjoy reading your insights. May God bless you as you continue in this ministry.

  7. Awesome analogy, Ugochi! Your posts are so thought-provoking and always strike a chord within me.

  8. Thanks Becca, I find you an encourager too! And yes that too is my greatest desire, built and solidly standing in Him.
    It is a great blessing meeting you.
    Love

  9. I remember that story from when I was young. I honestly never thought of it in the Biblical context before. Oh how I desire my life to be built solidly in Jesus!

    By the way, you are such an encouragement to me both in your posts and in your comments on my blog. Thank you so much, sister! Keep shining for Him. 🙂

    1. Thanks Becca, I find you an encourager too! And yes that too is my greatest desire, built and solidly standing in Him.
      It is a great blessing meeting you.
      Love

  10. I remember this story? and the lesson, you preach.I seem to remember telling the story to the local natives in pidgen english, when I was a fresh pilot with the Australians. In my story pig number one escaped to the straw house and then both pigs fled to the brick house, and were saved, for-give me princess? but I like my story best. But the lesson was the same. may your God bless you, be well

    1. Its okay Terence, I guess we read from different books. But like you said, the lessons are the same. Thanks for coming by.
      God bless you my friend.

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