PARABLE OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Once upon a time there were 3 little pigs. The first little pig didn’t want to waste time building a house, so he built his house out of straw because that was the easiest. He built his house very fast which left him more time to play.
The second little pig was just about as lazy as the first little pig. Playing was all he wanted to do, so he built his house out of sticks. His stick house went up pretty fast which left him more time to play.
The third little pig wanted a strong house with a firm foundation. He built his house out of bricks and cement. It was hard work and took a long time. While the other 2 pigs were singing and dancing, the third little pig was working very hard.
The other 2 little pigs would tease and make fun of the third little pig. They wouldn’t help him; all they wanted to do was have a good time. But when the wolf came, we all know what happened. The first little pigs house of straw couldn’t withstand the huffing and puffing of the big wolf.
The first little pig ran to his brother’s house made of sticks. He ran there for safety and protection from the big bad wolf. BUT, we all know that the second little pigs house of sticks was just as weak as the house of straw. It took little effort for the wolf to blow the stick house down.
These 2 little pigs were left with no protection from the BIG BAD WOLF. Without the help of the third little pig, these 2 little guys would be devoured.
Christ taught us: But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you…And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.Luke 6:27, 28, 31,32 KJV
If we are built on a firm foundation, then not only can our friends depend on us when the winds of the adversary blow, but we may even be the source of saving our enemies from the dangerous grasp of Satan.
To help clarify, I’m NOT talking about people who are living in an abusive situation. What my little story is trying to point out is that we CAN pray for our enemies. We CAN help our enemies when they are in need. And we CAN be in control of our own situation and build our home upon the Rock of our Redeemer so when the winds and floods of adversity come, our house will NOT wash away. We can then be a good friend and help those who have been foolish and hopefully bring them to the high ground to enjoy safety and peace with us.Picture Source