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Thursday, August 20, 2009



Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

With the advent of so many support groups in America today, “accountability” has become one of those big “buzz words” of our culture. Those of us who have struggled with life-dominating habits have learned to meet together so that we can be answerable to each other about how we are doing with that problem. But the principle of accountability in the Bible means much more than just telling another person how we have done with our particular problem that week. It means we should hold our entire lives accountable to those believers we have joined ourselves with. It is one of the tremendous tools the Lord has given us in our own personal war with sin.

Unfortunately, however, because of our mobile society and the make-up of our large churches, believers find it very easy to attend church without any true accountability. This is one of the great tragedies of the American Church today: millions of Christians “doing their own thing,” without being answerable to the leadership God has placed over them and even to each other. This is one of the main reasons sin is so rampant today in our churches.*

Who are you accountable to? Freedom’s calling.

Acts 4:32 - 5:16

Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51 NKJV

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. Romans 13:5 NKJV

I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints— that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us. 1 Corinthians 16:15-16 NKJV

Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:24 NKJV

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“ God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5 NKJV

*Excerpt from The Walk to Repentance by Steve Gallagher, the founder and president of Pure Life Ministries. An over-comer, Steve has devoted his life to helping men overcome sexual sin through holiness and a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Kathy reside in Kentucky.
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