There are many people in this world that do not realize that they are accountable for the things that they do. There are those people who live life on “the edge”. These people do not realize that while they are escaping death, or the law, the are not getting away without God knowing. In this period of time in our culture the thing that seems to be least realized is that this life is not full of immorality, and sin without punishment. Even in the Church there are those that forget that they will be accountable for such things in the judgment day. We are going to be accountable to God. In the book of Romans chapter fourteen and verse twelve we are told this in the simplest terms, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God”. This should scare some people, as they will not be able to blame someone else for their actions. The devil will not even be able to be used as a scapegoat.
The Bible also informs us of some things we are accountable for. We are going to be accountable for those things that we say. (Matthew 12:36) “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” We will be accountable for those things that we do. (II Corinthians 5:10) “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” Will be held accountable for those possessions that we put before giving to the Lord and the cause of the Gospel. (II Corinthians 9:6-8) “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” We will be held accountable for those sins that we commit in our hearts, and minds. (Matthew 5:28) “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” We will be charged in that day of judgment for not doing what we know is right. (James 4:17) “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
Does personal accountability scare you?
This is a sure sign that something in your life is not right and needs
to be adjusted according to that which would please God. We know
that we will be giving answers in judgment day. We know that we need
to be careful in every thing we do, say, think, and fail to do. We
know that we have a Heavenly Father that expects a Christian to be his
child and live according to the rules he has given us in the New Testament.
Remember in your daily activities that you may escape judgment today for
something that you might do that is wrong, but in the final day you will
answer to God for such sinful activities. If there is a need in your
life to change, please do it before it is too late, and you hear the words
“depart I know you not”. You are accountable so take notice of you
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