MY DAILY COVENANT WITH GOD DEVOTIONAL
Devotion for Sunday July 23, 2017
Topic: We are Accountable
Text: Romans 14:12
Many a time, I wonder if Christians know that they will account for all they do and say. How can a Christian act without consideration? Paul tells us in our bible reading for the day that we will certainly give account of our actions and words to God on the last day. The account Christian will give is of our character and conduct, our word and actions, our plans and purposes.
On the day of accountability, all the words, works and purposes shall be brought forth, and tried by the unerring standard of God’s justice. Albert Barnes admonished that “as we shall be called to so fearful account with God, we should not be engaged in condemning our brethren, but should examine whether we are prepared to give our account with joy and not with grief.” How will you give your account – with joy or with grief and regrets? Think about it.
Beloved, Christ will be our final judge and we will give our account to Him. We will either be accepted or condemned according to His decision. As He will be the judge, we should live under His inspection and guidance so He will say to us on that day, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord (Matthew 25:21).
Food for Thought: On the day of accountability, we shall not be examined on what we have read in the bible but what we have done, not how well we have spoken, but how religiously we have lived.
Memory verse: 1 Peter 4:5
Prayer: Lord, help me to live with consciousness that judgment and accountability await me in Jesus name.