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Monday, August 22, 2011

“Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin”

“Not by the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin”

Once upon a time…there were three little pigs. The pigs went out into the world to seek their fortunes. The first pig decided to build a house out of straw. A wolf came along and huffed and puffed and blew the house down. The second pig decided to build his house out of sticks. Once again the wolf came along and huffed and puffed and blew the pig’s house down. The third pig built his house out of bricks. The wolf came along and huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow the house down. The house was built too well. Jesus talks about the importance of a great foundation in Matthew 7:24-27. Jesus describes a wise man and a foolish man. The wise man built his house on the rock. The foolish man built his on sand, and “it fell, and great was the fall of it.” What kind of foundation do you have in your Christian life? Is it a foundation that will stand strong and the wolf will have trouble blowing down? Here are some things for us to keep in mind about our foundation.

1)    It must be built out of the correct materials.  In the story of the three little pigs, the first two pigs had trouble because their house wasn’t built very strongly. In the story of the wise man and foolish man, the foolish man’s house fell down because it was build out of sand. In order for us to have a strong foundation we must build a solid foundation like the third pig, and the wise man. We must build our foundation on Jesus, the chief cornerstone (Luke 20:7) and his words that are found in the Bible.

2)    It must be maintained.  If the foundation of a house is not maintained, the house will develop major problems. The same is true with the foundation of a Christian. If we neglect to pay attention to our foundation it will become weak. If the chief cornerstone aka Jesus is taken out then the foundation will be destroyed. We must remember to continue to study, and reason through scriptures, and keep the foundation of our faith strong. We must not forget the importance of being around the Church which Jesus died for, nor forget the importance of attending worship and Bible class and committing our life to him.

If the wolf came and huffed and puffed at your foundation would it fall down or stand firm? Would your foundation live happily ever after….?

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