My Daily Devotional

Resisting Temptations

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7

Each day as we go out into the world we will be faced with temptations to do right or to do wrong, to either follow God or to follow Satan. Over the years when I have been tempted to do anything wrong, I have said to myself that it is the devil that is tempting me, and that I need to resist him. How many times have you said this to yourself when you are tempted? It is important to keep this in your mind, however you will not be able to resist the devil, unless you have submitted to God first. When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we must look at ourselves and ask, “Have I submitted to God in this area of my life, this situation, or this circumstance.” Once we have truly submitted to God, we then have the power to resist the devil, but unless God is with us, more than likely we will succumb to the evil and do wrong. Sometimes when we are caught in the middle of a difficult situation, our worldly instincts tell us that we must rely on worldly understanding and worldly solutions. We try to analyze the problem, and try to solve the problem by ourselves, instead of turning it over to God. If you are facing a difficult decision today, don’t try to solve it yourself, but turn it over to God, and let him help you deal with it. Although you may think you have the answer, using your worldly judgment, it is better to let God help you, as if you have not asked God for help, it may be Satan that is leading you and guiding you. Don’t be ignorant of the devil’s devices, but see him for what he is and what he is doing. Don’t be fooled by him, but rather turn your situation over to God first, as then you will be able to resist the devil, and do what is right, as God will be leading and directing your path.

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Seven
October 20


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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