My Daily Devotional


The Brevity Of Life

“What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
James 4:14

As I read this scripture this morning, I am amazed just how fleeting my life has been. It seems like only yesterday I was young, my wife and I were starting a life together, our children were playing in the house with their toys, we were in the spring of our life, with our life in front of us. However, I now realize that I am nearing the twilight of my life, and these things are but memories of the times that have flown by too fast. I am amazed at the brevity of life, as almost before I knew it, the years have passed, and my life on this earth will soon be over. Thinking back on the years that have passed, I now realize that the brevity of life should challenge us, as if ever we are to live for Christ and share Him with others it must be now. Now is the time to warn others and now is the time and the place to share the fruit of the Spirit with others. Jesus said, “The night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:4. But life’s brevity should also comfort us, as life may be short, but ahead of us is God’s promise of an eternity with Him in Heaven. When sufferings overwhelm us or difficulties assail us, we know they will soon be over. We can endure the storms that this life brings, by knowing that there will be a rainbow at the end, which is going to appear after our storms are over, and this gives us hope that there is something better awaiting us. There are better things that await us only if we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Paul wrote, “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2nd Corinthians 4:16. These are comforting words, as even though our earthly bodies are slowly wasting away, there is a new life awaiting us, a new body that will endure for all eternity, one that will never die. I am looking forward to my future, with no regrets about my past, as my eternity in Heaven is secured.

Pastor Robert W. Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight
November 26

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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 Amazon.com 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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