My Daily Devotional

Become More Humble

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
James: 4:6

Most of us have just gotten over the Christmas season which celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior. As we now get into the New Year we begin to think more about ourselves, and many times forget to think about the humble beginnings of Jesus. Jesus chose to come to this earth in the lowliest manner. He chose a manger to be born in, a workman’s home to live in, the most common clothes to wear and the simplest foods to eat. If Jesus chose this lifestyle, shouldn’t we, who profess to be His followers, be satisfied with the same. It is called being humble; accepting the simplest things in life. The hunger for material things, and the pride of life have a way of interfering with our spiritual well-being. They tend to take our minds off God’s work. Instead of always reaching for another blessing from God, we are reaching for the proverbial brass ring. The things of God become hazy and we forget about them, as we focus on worldly things. Is this an accurate description of you? Do you demand the newest and finest clothes, automobiles, homes, furniture, etc? Here was Jesus, the King of Kings—satisfied with nothing—worldly things didn’t interest Him. Spiritual things did. If we start our new year by following His greatest commandment which was to love God with all our hearts, and to love our fellow man as we love ourselves, we would be off to a great beginning, in our quest to be more like Jesus in our own spirituality. This would put our focus back to where it needs to be, and away from our selfish wants and desires. We would become more humble which would be pleasing to God. Psalm 13:7-8 “One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. A man’s riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.”

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Three
January 27


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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