When I was a child my mom used to read us stories, that at the moment seem fun, but I never would have considered them life lessons. But, now that I am older, the Lord brings back to remembrance many of these stories that were stored in my mind even while a small child. One of those stories is that of The 3 Little Pigs. I am sure many of you can picture the story even as you hear the title. The basic premise of this story is prophetic for the season we are in. Some are building houses of straw, some our building houses of wood, but there are a few who are building a house of stone. Noah built something the others weren’t building and it saved his life and the life of his family. So, there is biblical precedence for building something others may not understand.
Now the truth of the three little pigs is that all three pigs knew there was a wolf and that he sought to destroy their lives, but only one of the three little pigs built a house that the wolf could not penetrate. I Corinthians 13:3 says, “But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.” Everyone is building something, but the quality of the materials they are using will be revealed in the very near future. A flood came to Noah’s day, the breath of a wolf came to the 3 little pigs and Paul says, a fire is coming in the future.
It doesn’t take many minutes of watching the news to realize we are in a season of God revealing the foundation on which things have been built and with what materials they have used. Just the other day many temples, buildings and historic sites were toppled in Nepal as a major earthquake hit. Just days before that, South America experienced the eruption of an ancient volcano that shot ash 9 miles into the sky. Not many years ago, here in America we watched as two towers that represented the financial prosperity of the world were leveled to rock and rubble. Building materials that looked stable on the outside proved to be not as strong as we may have once thought.
A storm is coming, it is going to shake everything that can be shaken inside of us, so that what cannot be shaken will remain. But it is not here yet, which means there is still time to build your house on the inside, making the Lord your refuge and strength (Psalm 91). The warning signs are so obvious, you have to literally ignore them to say you don’t see them. My prayer is that you would build a house that can’t be moved, which is a Psalm 91 house, but even if there are those who don’t read this, I still want to be a house that those can run to, even if there’s are torn down by the storm. The three little pigs all survived because one pig was prepared for the storm. Will you be the one to hear this word and build a Psalm 91 house?