The first 2 lazy pigs build straw/stick houses. The third hard-working pig builds with bricks. Then the Big Bad Wolf arrives huffing and puffing and blows the puny houses down. Easy-peasy! The 2 pigs race into the brick house to avoid becoming a Wolf-Happy-Meal.
What kind of houses are we building with our lives? “Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you’ll be found out” (1 Corinthians 3:12,13 Msg). Growing in our relationship with Jesus involves hard work, obedience and sacrifice but the rewards are out of this world.