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The Trap of Sin

“He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.”
Proverbs 28:10
When I found this scripture a few nights ago I was reminded of something my grandfather and I practiced as I was growing up. We both loved to hunt and used this method, to trap and tame a fox. We would find a suitable place in the woods and put some food on the ground. The fox would find it and begin to come back for more food. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the food. When they get used to the fence being there, you put up another side of the fence. When they get used to that you put up another side. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. When the fox, which now is used to the free food, comes through the gate to eat, a trap door closes the gate and the fox is trapped. Soon the fox forgets about his freedom, and eats the free food and accepts his captivity. I believe that the scheme of Satan is much like this as we begin to get used to a little sin in our life, like an off color program on television that we begin watching, then another level of sin is added and we become accustomed to this, then another is added until all four sides of our fence is built and we are trapped. This kind of entrapment is seen throughout our society as we start accepting and compromising just a little, then just a little more, then just a little more, and before long we can be trapped into a life of sin. Just as there is not a difference between a white lie and a real lie, there is not a difference between the levels of sin we commit. Unless you turn from your life of sin and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and accept His free gift of an eternal life in Heaven, you are doomed to spend your eternity in Hell, a place where you don’t want to be as Hell is also for all eternity. Jesus is the only way to escape Hell, and is waiting to provide you the way to escape Hell and let you live in Heaven forever.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Seven
November 18

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The Majesty Of God

“He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth.”
Psalm 104:14
Having grown up on a farm in Kentucky I have always had a dream of owning a farm and making my living growing things like my family did? This never became a reality in my life as I went in a completely different direction in my career. It is only during these last 20 years that I have had the time and the acreage to have a garden, and to do a small bit of what I enjoy doing. I love working in the yard, cutting the grass and planting flowers and growing fruit trees and vegetables. I feel God all around me when I am outside, and see the majesty of what he has created. The birds, the bees, the flowers, the trees, the grass and even all the insects are all God’s creations. They all have a purpose and a reason why they were created. Each one of God’s creations is different, and to think about why they were created has always amazed me, and how they fit into God’s great universe is beyond imagination. How He gives us the vegetables, the fruits and the food we raise, which begins from small seeds which we plant and then watch them grow to provide the food that keeps us alive is so awesome. How can anyone question God’s greatness when we take the time to look around us and see the beauty in our world, and the way that all of the things he created compliment and need each other so well? When I am outside in His world I can really feel His presence, and it makes me want to bow down before Him and thank Him for what he has provided for me. It is at this time that I realize that God is in control of everything, and I want to worship Him in everything I do. I would encourage each of you reading this today to take just a moment to look around you and see and feel the presence of God. He is all around you, in all the creations and the world He has created for you. See the majesty of our God in your world today, and let our God give you the greatest gift, you will ever receive an eternal home in Heaven.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Six
November 17

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Seek God’s Wisdom

“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
Proverbs 2:10
A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and bailed out. Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out. The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.” The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Don’t worry, Father. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just took off with my back pack.” This humorous story reminds us just how little regard most people have for others. They are looking out for themselves and their best interest, and not having much concern for their fellow man. Society has pressured people to strive to be first in all they do, to have the biggest house, the biggest car, belong to the finest clubs, and to have more wealth than their friends and neighbors. However, just as the attorney in the story above they can soon find out that their wealth and material possessions don’t mean anything, as the wisdom of God, is something that they lack, as unless their values and priorities are in the proper perspective and in the right order, they have nothing. God’s greatest commandment is to love Him with all our soul mind and strength, and also to love others as we love ourselves, and unless our values have this as our priority, there is little else that matters. The wisdom of God is all you need to secure your home in Heaven which is what matters.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Five
November 16

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Thank God Daily

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1st Chronicles 16:34
Each morning I wake up and go to my computer to send out my daily devotionals. I always thank God for giving me another day to do His will and to be an encourager to my readers. When I woke up this morning, and saw the sun peeking through my window, I thought how lucky I was that God had given me another day. I immediately thanked God for giving me this day. I have experienced so many days in my 75 years just like this day, but so many times I had taken them for granted, and never took the time to thank God. We get so busy in our daily lives that we don’t take the time to thank God for all the blessings that He bestows on us. All the wonders that He surrounds us with daily, we seldom thank Him for. No matter what is happening in the world around you, you can always find something to thank God for. Gratitude is a powerful force that opens the door to God’s blessing. Having constant gratitude and thankfulness reinforces your faith in God, because not only do you thank Him for what He has done in the past, but you also thank Him for what He will do in the future. It’s that kind of faith that pleases God. Constant gratitude also shows humility, because when we are thankful, we magnify God instead of magnifying our problems. Going to God each day with a thankful heart puts everything in perspective, and opens the door for God’s grace, His favor, and His love to work in our daily life. What are you grateful for today? Are you grateful for the sun that shines and brings a new day? Are you thankful for God’s gift of an eternal life? Take time today, to look around, and see all the blessings God has given you, and thank Him for these. You’ll be filled with His peace and His joy, and will pave the way for you to experience the abundant life that He has prepared for you. As you choose an attitude of constant gratitude, you’ll draw into a closer relationship with God.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Four
November 15

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God Hears And Answers

“He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him.”
Psalm 91:15
As I was growing up I loved to hunt with my grandfather and we spent much of our time in the mountains. I was never afraid, but one day I heard a rustling noise that was coming my way. Just in a minute a medium size bear appeared. I stood still but it still saw me and luckily went the other way The other day, one of my missionary friends sent me a story about a poor African woman they had ministered to, who went out into the nearby jungle to try to find food for her family. Her baby was tied to her back, and her little son walked beside her. Just as they reached the top of a small hill, she heard a roar. Frightened, she turned and saw a mother lion running directly at her, with her cubs following behind her. The illiterate woman had never attended school or church, but my friends had just shared Jesus with her, and told her that He would always help you when you are in trouble. As the lion was almost ready to pounce on her, she cried out in the loudest voice she could, “O Jesus help us!” The lion instantly stopped in her tracks and turned and ran away, scared away by the frightened mother’s screams. This story reminded me that when true “beasts” such as doubts, fears, worry, loneliness, depression or despair are attacking, and you don’t know where to turn, you can turn to God who will also drive these beasts away. Chances are that you will never be attacked by a lion, but you will be attacked by many other trials and struggles in this life. When you find yourself down in these valleys and don’t see anything but the sides of the mountains, you can always cry out to God who will hear your cries and come to your rescue. He can drive away your fears and give you peace even during the worst storms. Cry out to Jesus and He will answer you just as surely as he answered the African mother’s desperate cry. He will hear your cry and will lead and guide you to victory over any situation you will face.

Pastor Robert William Brock
My Daily Devotional Volume Three
November 14

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A New Creation

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”
2nd Corinthians 5:17
My grandfather was a carpenter, and I also have always enjoyed working with wood and building things. I can remember us building our own boat which we used to fish in the Cumberland River in my beautiful state of Kentucky. His boats were a work of art and he built many boats for friends as I grew up. An old carpenter saying is that it is always better, and usually more economical, to build a new house than, to patch up an old one. This old saying is even truer in the spiritual realm and in our own lives, as the old nature of man with its sin, its depravity, and its wickedness, must give way to a new nature. The Bible says, “God will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you.” Ezekiel 36:26 It is impossible to accept Jesus as your Savior, and continue to do the same sinful things you were doing before. When you commit your heart to serving God, you must leave the old behind, and as the scripture above states “you are a new creation.” This is quite a challenge, as God does not want to patch us up, but wants to remake us completely into His likeness. When we accept Jesus into our hearts, He also gives us the Holy Spirit to help lead and guide us to be the person He wants us to be. Without God, we cannot change anything, but with Him we can and will become a new creation. You see God will begin to change us from within, not from the outside. We can paint an old building, and have it looking good from the outside, but if the foundation is rotted and not secure, it is just a matter of time until it will rot and collapse. But when the foundation is firmly planted on solid rock, which is what God will give us, the winds and the weather will not destroy it. Jesus wants to come into your life and begin to change you from within. He wants to make you into a new creation, one that will have this solid foundation, one which will make you into a new creation and secure your eternity in heaven.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume One
November 12

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God’s Secret Angels

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
Psalm 91:11
I would assume that many of you reading this devotional today would remember the television program Touched By An Angel which was a well-liked program that ran for many years and my family usually watched it. As I was growing up my grandmother always told me that the angels would watch over me and take care of me. I believe the angels did protect me at least two times in my life that I am aware of. A large tree fell on me when I was several years old, and everyone could not believe I survived. Again when I was in college, I was involved in an automobile accident, where all that saw the wrecked car could not believe that there was any way I could have survived. There is much that has been written about angels, but I believe that angels are real, as the Bible tells us that they are, and God also tells us that he has commanded them to watch over us. Only in eternity will we know how many accidents they prevented, or how often they intervened in our lives, to keep things from happening to us. In the meantime, we can take comfort in their presence, and thank God for the love He expresses for us through their service. I do know that God tells us that He has a plan for our lives, and that all our days were ordained before we were ever born. God’s secret Angels guard us just as a secret service agent is the one who seeks to protect the country against evil forces that seek to destroy our great nation. The American Secret Service is also charged with protecting the president of the United States. They do an excellent job, but even sometimes they fail, and our presidents are killed. God’s secret agents–the angels, are unseen and unrecognized by the world, they never fail in their appointed tasks. God loves us so much that His secret angels, are constantly watching over us, and protecting us. Just as the scripture above states God’s angels will guard us in all our ways.

November 11
My Daily Devotional Volume Nine
Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.

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