Of all the bedtime stories my dad would read to me as a child, “The Three Little Pigs” was one of my favorites. Once upon a time, there were three little pigs in the forest. The first one built his house of straw; the second one built his house of sticks, and the third one built his house of brick.

One day, a big, bad wolf came and knocked on the first pig’s door: “Little pig, let me in; or I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in!”

The little pig said, “No, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!”

So the wolf huffed; and he puffed, and he blew the straw house down. The little pig escaped to his brother’s house down the street; but it wasn’t long before the big, bad wolf came knocking.

The wolf also blew the stick house down, but the two little pigs escaped to their brother’s house. You can imagine their relief when they were safe behind his locked door.

But their relief was short-lived, for soon they heard pounding on the door. It was the wolf. He huffed, and he puffed; but he couldn’t blow the house down. Finally, he decided he would come down the chimney. The quick-thinking pigs lit a fire in the fireplace, and the wolf was burned up in the flames.

The moral of the story is build your house on a strong foundation, and it will stand. This is not only true of a house, but also of life. Our Foundation should be Christ. He is the One our salvation is based upon. He is the One who gives us the strength to serve Him. He is the One who rewards us for our service. He is everything we need.

If your foundation is money, then a recession or the loss of a job can take it away and cause you to fall apart. If your foundation is friends, then you will fall apart when they change and turn against you. If your foundation is your abilities, then an illness or injury will blow your house down. But if your foundation is Jesus Christ, then no matter who or what comes against you, you will stand firm. Don’t just build a strong house; build an everlasting house. Build your life upon Jesus Christ today.


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Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder