My Daily Devotional

Keep Trying

“Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy mixed with fear.”
Jude 1:22-23

A man was thrown from his horse and landed over the edge of a cliff. His friend reached out his arm to pull him back up, but his arm was not long enough. He then took off his belt and reached it out also, but still could not reach him. He yelled at the man to grab the belt, but he was afraid to turn loose of the rock and grab the belt. The man then lost his grip on the rock and fell to his death. The man had a good grip on the rock for a while, but it was not a place of safety. All he had to do to be saved was to let go and grab hold of the belt, and his friend could have been able to rescue him, but he was afraid and it cost him his life. We can reach out to the lost, those in danger of losing their eternal soul, but it doesn’t do any good unless they reach back. Like the friend, his arm didn’t work so he tried something else. We too, when trying to reach the lost must keep trying to reach them. If one thing doesn’t work, try something else, but no matter what we do, they have to let go of whatever they are holding on to, and grab hold of the grace that is being extended to them. For some to turn loose it takes fear; fear of death, fear of losing their family, fear of going to hell, etc. For some it may only take compassion to make a difference, but whatever it takes to see them saved, we must be willing to do. Keep trying until something works. We can’t just walk away from a soul hanging in the balance; hanging between safety and eternal danger. Dear ones, keep reaching, keep trying until something works. Don’t give up and don’t be pulled down.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Four
April 18

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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 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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