My Daily Devotional


The Love Of Money

“Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever has wealth is never satisfied with his income.”
Ecclesiastes 5:10

I have spent my entire career in money management, and have written many devotionals about the power of money. The dream of most people today is that they want to become rich, have great wealth and be financially secure. Most people think the answer to most all of their problems is money. They think, “If I just had more money, then I could do anything I desire to do, and then I would be happy.” Money does not make a person happy. Look at King Solomon, the man that had so much money he would make Bill Gates look like a street beggar, and who wrote the scripture above. Jesus tells us it is impossible to serve both God and money. Now don’t get me wrong, it is fine to have money, as long as money does not have you. If your entire world is devoted around acquiring wealth and money, you have a problem, as riches are uncertain and unstable at best. Riches and wealth can disappear almost instantly, as a flood, fire, earthquake, tornado or a stock market crash can wipe out all your wealth in an instant. And when you die, you leave behind all that you have, and you take with you only what you are. According to Jesus, the only way to make your money last for all eternity, is to invest it in heaven’s bank. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth,…..But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,…for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 My friends, let me encourage you to be content with what you have. It is certainly not wrong to have riches, just do not long for them, and place all your trust in them, trust only in God.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
January 12

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Why Do We Suffer

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”
Psalm 119:50

Every time we pick up the newspaper, or turn on the news, there are situations staring us in the face, where seemingly innocent people have been killed, seriously injured or where tragedy has befallen them. It is easy to see why so many people could say, “if God really loves me, then why do I suffer.” I receive many e-mails from my readers asking this very question, as they have tried to live good Christian lives, but trouble and trials seem to follow them around daily. However, we must face the undeniable fact that people do suffer. You can find sickness, sorrow, and suffering in all walks of life. This very moment you can probably think of someone, very close to you, who is suffering greatly, and it just doesn’t seem fair. The suffering and sorrow that you and I face today, is not the work of an unjust God; it’s the consequences of sin. We suffer because we are sinners. There was a time when suffering and sorrow did not exist. When God first created man, everything was perfect. Man brought sin into the world. But Jesus Christ suffered for us all, that we might have eternal life. The curse of suffering and death entered this world because of sin, but we can escape the curse through Christ. Jesus said, ” I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior your suffering will end at the grave, but your eternal life will last forever as your home in Heaven will begin where there will be no more suffering. There is coming a day when all suffering will end for those who know Jesus as their Savior. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” However if you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will spend your eternity in Hell which will be a million times worse than any suffering you have faced on earth. You have a choice where you will spend your eternity and you must choose wisely. This is the greatest choice you will ever make. You can make this choice today as you are not promised tomorrow.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
January 11

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Are You Ready

“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Luke 12:40

Just this morning, I saw in the newspaper, where a young man in our small town, just 25 years old, was killed in a traffic accident. I am sure when he got up yesterday morning, that he did not expect to be in the morgue that afternoon, but this is just how uncertain our future is. I have heard people say over the years, that I will begin to go to church, and seek God, after I get settled in my new job, or after our new baby starts walking, or after they get their house remodeled, and a multitude of other reasons. If you are one of the people who are finding reasons to wait to ask Jesus into your heart, you are playing “salvation roulette”, as you have no promise of your tomorrow. It would be nice if we could go our own ways, and simply accept Christ right before we die, but we can’t. It might be nice to live our lives in rebellion to God, and just before we die be able to confess our sins, and ask Him for forgiveness, but we can’t. It would be nice to be like the thief on the cross, who lived his life without Christ, and with his last breath came to know Jesus. The only problem with this thinking is that you may never have that chance. People die each day from car accidents, heart attacks, natural disasters, cancer and many other reasons, who did not have a chance to get things right with God. Unfortunately, all of these people, if they had not accepted Christ as their savior are doomed to spend their eternity in Hell. No my friend, you are playing with your eternal soul, when you have the mindset that you still have time to accept Jesus. Today may be the last day you will have to ask Jesus into your heart. Do it today, right now.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
January 10

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How To Forgive Others

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”
Luke 23:34

My friends, the scripture above is the ultimate example of forgiveness, as these were the words of Jesus, just before He died on the cross to forgive us of our sins. I am sure that most of you have been wronged by someone at sometime in your life, and it is even more painful if it was from a friend, a coworker, a schoolmate, or even a family member. Our natural reaction to this hurt is often revenge, anger, bitterness and hate. Many times we protect ourselves by drawing away from the offender, which can lead to isolation from everyone, and we find ourselves exiled into a state of loneliness. Many times we wait for the offender to make things right, but usually this does not happen, as they either don’t realize the damage they have done, or they simply don’t care. When they don’t make things right, the injured party carries the hurt. If you have been hurt by someone, and are having trouble forgiving them, just remember the example that Jesus gives us. When Jesus said “forgive them”, his offenders had not asked for forgiveness, as this was not a prerequisite for His forgiveness, as He gave it freely and without asking. Not only did Jesus forgive them, but he also did not hold it against them. When you can release the, anger, bitterness and hate from the hurt you carry inside, you will find that an inner peace will come over you, and you will be free. Don’t continue to keep this bundled up inside you, but let it go; forgive the offenders who have hurt you, as God’s plan for your life will never come to be, as long as you have this spirit of unforgiveness inside you. Just remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for you, and pass his example on to the offender who has harmed you.

January 9
Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.

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Getting To Heaven

“For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.”
Psalm 94:14

Getting to Heaven should be the goal of every living person, as this means that when this life is over, our eternal life is just beginning. There are several things you must do to get on the right path and reach your destination. This path to Heaven will take a daily relationship with God, praying to Him and reading His word, making Him first in your life, which will lead to greater wisdom and understanding, as He will reveal more and more of His plan for you, and will lead and direct your paths to a more fulfilling life. This includes giving us peace and comfort even during our struggles. But there will be a cost to get to Heaven, a penalty you will have to pay, in your daily lifestyle, as you cannot continue to lead a life of sin. Your life will be changed, transformed, renewed, cleansed, washed white as snow, as your sins will be forgotten, forgiven, never to be remembered, by a loving and forgiving God, when you ask Jesus into your heart. You start all over with a clean slate as your past life is forgotten, but you now begin a new journey to reach your final destination which is your eternal home in Heaven. According to the Bible this journey will mean that there will be enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run, temptations to be overcome, as Satan will be constantly wanting to get you off the path, and lead you down the road to destruction. Conversion is not putting you in an arm-chair and taking you easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory, but oh how much the victory will be worth is unimaginable. I encourage each of you today to begin your journey to your own eternal life in Heaven.

Pastor Robert W. Brock, Jr.
January 8

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Reaching Others

“He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

Mark 16:15-16

This was the command that Jesus gave to his Disciples just before he ascended into Heaven. What a great command to leave with them, as it was now their place to spread the news throughout the world and tell others about the great gift that Jesus had given to all mankind. This great command was carried out as we have the Bible which is being carried to all nations telling us what it takes to be saved and have an eternal life in Heaven. This command that Jesus gave that day still applies to all Christians, as we are now the ones that are to be telling others about the saving grace of Jesus and leading them to salvation. As you are reading this devotional today, I want to ask you if you are still obeying this command. Do you obey this command when you go to work, or go to school, or when you go to the grocery store, or visit with your fiend’s in your neighborhood? Every place we go is an opportunity to witness for Jesus and obey this command. Does everyone you meet know that you are a Christian or do you not use these opportunities to definitely let them know that you are a follower of Jesus? It is easy to let everyone you meet know that you are a Christian by simply saying “God Bless You” when you finish talking to them. If you haven’t done this simple thing, start today by telling others. “God Bless You.” It will become a habit after you have done it a few times, and you will be amazed at what these three simple words will mean to others. This opens the door to let others know that you are a Christian, and when you meet these people again will give you the opportunity to be a witness to them. You can follow this with a question asking them where they go to church, and invite them to your church. This simple approach can help you reach out to others, and witness to them and tell them about Jesus, and His gift of salvation.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.

January 7

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What a Day That Will Be

“And you will see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the Mighty One, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
Mark:14:62

My very favorite song is “What a Day That Will Be”. The words of this song tells us what a wonderful day that will be, when our life here on earth will end, and we will not have to endure any more heartache, struggles or trials. There will not be any more sickness, no pain, no more problems, no more burdens, no more mountains to climb, no more tears will fall from our eyes, and no more worry. When this day comes, I will get to meet Jesus face to face, on His happy golden shores, where there will be no more night, and no more storm clouds to dim my eyes, When I asked Jesus into my heart, He made this day possible for me, as He forgave me of all my sin, and saved me by His grace. On this day I will get to meet Jesus in person, face to face, and He is going to take my hand, and lead me to His Promised Land. What a day, glorious day that will be. There is going to come a time when we all are going to stand before God, and be judged. Today, I want you to think whether you are ready for this day to come. You are not promised tomorrow, so it is so important that you be prepared for your day of judgment. I know that I am excited, and anxiously awaiting for my day to come, where I will get to meet Jesus face to face. You also can be excited about meeting Him, by simply asking Him to come into your heart today, and to forgive you of your sin, and committing your life to Him. It is as simple as that to be assured, that when your day comes, that Jesus will also be waiting to take your hand, and lead you to your Promised Land.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
January 5

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