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Jan 4 Devotion: Accountability

Romans 14:12 “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

There was a point in my life when I was a Christian school principal. Because of varying

things that would happen, I would find that students had to be called into my office so we

could deal with some problem that had occurred. Most of the time, they would make excuses,

attempting to blame everyone under the sun but themselves. They tried to divert my attention away from what they had done. They did not like the idea of being accountable for their actions. This is not a problem with the young only, for it seems that few grow out of this

attitude but carry it with them into adulthood. But the truth is, we are responsible for our

actions and will be ultimately accountable to God.

God is a righteous judge and an omniscient one. This means that every detail of every

situation is totally exposed to the knowledge of God. There can be no loophole or lawyer’s

trick that can alter God’s judgment. Excuses are nothing more than an empty attempt to sway God from the truth. These things will avail nothing. He will judge properly and perfectly. We will be held accountable. This reminds me of a verse found in Haggai 1:5, “Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.” Knowing that we will give an account to God, let us consider our attitudes and actions. Let us submit our will to the leadership of the Lord so that we might live for him in this present world.

Consider 2 Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that

exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the

obedience of Christ;” Let us live for God. Let us stop listening to the deceptive lies of the world

and give ourselves wholly to the one who wrought our salvation through the finished work of

Calvary. When the final day of accountability comes, you will be glad you did.

In Christ’s Service,

Bro. Adrian Moore

2 Cor. 4:5


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