Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thirsty Thursdays: What's Your Refuge?

We've all heard the story about the three little pigs. They were sent out on their way and they all built their little houses. One little pig built his house out of straw, not the best of decisions. Straw isn't very solid or sturdy. Another one of the pigs built his house out of sticks. A bit better of an idea but still not solid enough. The third little pig built his house out of bricks, solid, sturdy bricks. 

As the story goes on, a wolf comes along, huffs and puffs and blows the first pig's house down then eats him. The first pig wasn't filling enough apparently because the wolf went to the 2nd pig's house made out of sticks, huffed, puffed, blew it down and ate him as well. Still unsatisfied, the wolf went to the 3rd pig's house, huffed, puffed and failed to blow the house down. He then tried to climb through the chimney but ended up in a pot of boiling water and became soup or stew, basically the pig's problem was no more. 

What's your refuge? In Psalms chapter 52 David talks about Doeg and how his refuge is built on weak, unstable, flimsy, feeble "ground". "You love evil more than good; you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah You love all destructive words; you love the deceiving tongue. But God will take you down permanently; he will snatch you up, tear you out of your tent, and uproot you from the land of the living! Selah The righteous will see and be in awe; they will laugh at those people: "Look at them! They didn’t make God their refuge. Instead, they trusted in their own great wealth. They sought refuge in it—to their own destruction!" (Psalms 52:3-7 CEB)

God is like the house made of bricks, solid, sturdy, protective and a place of safety.  "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2. God should be the center of your life. He will be there through your trials and tribulations. He will help you through your adversities, strengthen you when you are weak and pick you up when you fall. He will always be there. Strive to live righteously serving The Lord doing his will.  Don't rely on evil, lies, your wealth or wicked ways; don't build your house out of straws or sticks

Stay Thirsty My Friends...

Thirsty Thursdays: Ron 

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