My Daily Devotional

Are You Poor or Wealthy

“One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet he has great wealth.”
Proverbs 13:7

During my 45 year career in health care, I witnessed situations where someone in our hospital faced death almost every day. Many of these people were very wealthy and others were very poor. In all situations it did not make any difference about how much wealth they had accumulated or how little they had, as when death was staring them in the face they were all equal. Their wealth could not buy them an extra day as they all faced either an eternal life with Jesus or spending their eternity in Hell. Many people when they had Jesus in their hearts were at peace with themselves, and ready to stand before God and face their judgment. I have witnessed many of these people happy to leave the pain and suffering behind as they knew what their future held. Others that had not accepted Jesus and knew they had no hope, were bitter and resentful as they did not know what their future held. Wealth keeps many people from enjoying their lives, as they spend all their waking hours working to accumulate wealth and material possessions, but realize too late that all their wealth has not brought them happiness. Just recently one of the wealthiest men in the world made a large multi million dollar contribution to a very worthwhile charitable organization, and stated in the donation ceremony that this should help pay his way to heaven. Although his donation will certainly assist the needs of people, it certainly will not do anything to get him any priorities in heaven. The wealth that all of us need to obtain is to first ask God to forgive us of our sins, and accept Jesus into our hearts. When we do this one little thing, Jesus will consider us wealthy, and then peace and joy will fill our hearts, and then we will not fear death.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
January 17


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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