Romans 14:11, 12 “For it is written: ‘As I live, says the Lord, every
knee shall bow to Me. And every tongue shall confess to
God.’ So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
Psalm 22:29 “All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; All
those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he
who cannot keep himself alive.”
Did you know that you and I are accountable for all of our
actions? I know that sin is a word that is almost nonexistent in our
modern day language but some things do not change with time.
Accountability is one of them. God’s truths and values never change.
That means that we are held to the same standards as those having gone
before us. Those who have not received Jesus as their Savior or have not
been ‘Born Again’ will have to give account of all of their sins. And
as scripture says there are none righteous (Rom 3:10), no not one, and
all of our perceived righteous deeds are viewed as filthy rags (Isa64:6)
in the eyes of God.
I find it interesting that mankind tries the same escape
activities today as they did from the beginning. Listen to what Adam and
Eve said when their moment of accountability came.
Gen 3:11-13 “And He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you
eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?’
Then the man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me
of the tree, and I ate.’ And the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is
this you have done?’ And the woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'”
Accountability in God’s eyes rests with the offender and not their family heritage
or surroundings or any other person, place or organization.
Gen 3:16-19 “To the woman he said, ‘ I will greatly multiply your sorrow
and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire
shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.’ Then to Adam he
said, ‘Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten
from the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it;’
Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the
days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for
you, and you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of
it you were taken; For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.”
That’s the ugly part, here is the best part! Someone took your
place if you will accept His sacrifice for your sins. Sin brought on death both spiritual and
physical, thorns, thistles, diseases, etc. Some day everyone will have to give
account for their own deeds… unless you have been ‘Born again”.
Then Jesus took your place.
No sacrifice of our own or of our churches or of our friends can
take away our sins. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice and His was
without blemish. He alone is worthy to be a sacrifice for our sins.
As the book of Hebrews says, without the shedding of blood there can
be no remission of sins and the sacrifice must be from a spotless Lamb.
Fortunately for us;
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have life everlasting.”
Jesus paid for my sins and took upon Himself my accountability. How about you?
If Jesus is your Savior today rejoice. If He is not or you are not sure then it is
time to settle up with God!!! Check it out for yourself;
Romans 3:10, 3:23
Ephesians 2:8, 9