The Four Biblical Pillars of Accountability – The Word Teaching Pointers

David Chenoweth

What does being accountable mean?

Being accountable means taking responsibility for your actions, decisions, flaws, mistakes, and the consequences without blaming others. It also means to take the initiative when you see an area in which you could improve or change to make it better for God, yourself, family and church. (For me personally it is accepting responsibility no matter what the cost is to myself)

Hebrews 4:13 Everyone is ultimately accountable to God. He is the Creator of all things, “and there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do”

Romans 3:19 God revealed Himself to man “so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God”

Are you accountable to God?

  • What responsibility do you owe God?
  • Are the gifts God have given you important and in use?

Matthew 22:37-Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”

1 Peter 4:10-11

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

Romans 14:12 “So then, each of us will give account of ourselves to God.”

2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

Matthew 12:36 “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”

Are you accountable to One-Self?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 teaches us that our accountability is a daily occurrence: “Throughout your day are you honoring the physical temple God has given you?”

Proverbs 2:6-“Are your decisions for yourself based on biblical principles?”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20  “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore, honor God with your body,”

Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”

James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

1 John 2:2 “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”

1 Chronicles 28:8 “So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel and of the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.”

Are you accountable to your Family?

  • Are you able to talk directly to family members without fear?

Matthew 6:33-“Do you take ownership of your family in spiritual things?”

Philippians 1:14-“And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.”

Matthew 6:33- “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Corinthians 1:10 “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

Are you accountable to your Church?

  • When the doors to the church are open where are you?
  • Does your family and friends see you involved?

Matthew 18:20-“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Hebrews 10:24-25- “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Hebrews 13:16-17, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”

Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,”

Ezekiel 33:6 “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.”

There are many men to speak and pray for you in anything God has reviled to you today. Please reach out to them for prayer.

This was written by David Chenoweth for a teaching of the Men’s Breakfast of his local church. David has been involved in missionary work over the years from Central America, Honduras to India! He has written in the past for 3-in-1 The Voice and is married to Karin with grown-up children.

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