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scripture on accountability

Accountability to God:

  • Romans 14:12 – “So then, each of us will give an 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.”
  • Ecclesiastes 12:14 – “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
  • Philippians 2:12 – “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”
  • James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Accountability to Others:

  • Galatians 6:1 – “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.”
  • 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.”
  • Romans 14:19 – “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
  • Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact, you are doing.”

Accountability in Stewardship:

  • 1 Corinthians 4:2 – “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.”
  • 1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:9 – “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
  • Luke 16:10 – “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”

Accountability in Leadership:

  • James 3:1 – “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”
  • 1 Peter 5:2 – “Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly.”
  • Acts 20:28 – “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.”
  • Ephesians 4:11-12 – “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”

Accountability in Relationships:

  • Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • James 4:11 – “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law.”
  • Romans 15:2 – “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
  • Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
  • Matthew 18:15 – “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.”

Accountability for Our Words:

  • 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.”
  • Colossians 4:6 – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
  • Luke 6:45 – “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

Accountability and Repentance:

  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
  • Matthew 4:17 – “From that time on, Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.'”