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PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

 

     Our world is in a mess.  Terrorists are on the march to exterminate anyone and everyone who does not agree with their belief and religious practice.  Criminals have their own way when it comes to lawlessness and anarchy.  Judges seem to be more sympathetic toward the guilty than toward the innocent. Everyone seems to blame their shortcomings and failures on anyone except themselves.

 

If our justice system had been in place in Genesis 3,  Adam would have sued Eve and Eve would have sued the serpent and the serpent would have sued God and all would have won their cases.  There seems to be no personal accountability any more among a large portion of the world’s population.

 

Christians, above all people, must accept personal responsibility for their own actions.  Blame is placed on elders, preachers, church members, and the church in general by many people when they fail.  But the fact remains that we are all accountable for our own actions.  So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.  Romans 14:12.   Can we not just admit..I am responsible for me!

 

It is sad to see Christian people acting like the world they have been saved from.  Greed, pride, arrogance and finger-pointing is the nature of the world.  It is self-destructive and unless changed will result in separation from God.  Blaming others didn’t work for Adam and Eve, and it won’t work for us either.

 

Remember the words of the Apostle John in I John 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

It is time to look in the mirror and recognize our guilt and accept personal responsibility for our failures.