My Daily Devotional


The Beginning Of Knowledge

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”
Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs is a book that encourages Christians to seek wisdom, and states that it is worth more than silver and gold. Wisdom includes the guidelines to live a God filled life and the book of Proverbs urges people to get wisdom so they can experience the peace and joy that a Godly life will bring. It encourages good judgment and good sense in dealing with all the issues we face in our everyday life, and by following the principles and commands we find throughout the Bible will lead us to do the will of God. We must have a loving reverence for God that includes submission to his lordship and to the commands of his word. God is our king, but even as we stand in awe of him we can rejoice because we know that if we follow him and trust in him we will be protected by his love and can enjoy the blessings he can bestow upon us by following his commands. So the more we know and learn the more we will realize that God is in control of everything and without him we can do nothing and will have nothing. He warns us in the above scripture that if we do not seek wisdom and determine what is right and wrong, and rely upon ourselves and our own wisdom, we will never experience a true peace and joy in our life, and will never have the comfort of being able to turn to God for help in times of trouble. The more we learn about God and his will for our lives the more we will be uplifted and blessed by his love for us. Our lives will change and we will have the true peace and joy he promises us.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume One
April 23

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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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