Accountability – Part 1

Everyone’s Accountability to God:

Matthew 12:36-37 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Hebrews 4:13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Romans 14:12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.


Accountability for obeying God and for sin

James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

James 4:17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

1 Peter 4:4-5 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

Accountability of Leaders to God

Matthew 25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.