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18 Bible Verses about Accountability
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I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment,
But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.
I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.
“Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent,
not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
If I say to the wicked, ‘Wicked one, you will surely die,’ but you do not speak out to warn him about his way, that wicked person will die for his iniquity, yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
In all his scheming,
the wicked arrogantly thinks:
“There is no accountability,
since God does not exist.”
Now if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and practices iniquity, and I put a stumbling block in front of him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die because of his sin and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood.
However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.
From Thematic Bible
Accountability » Accountability connected with stewardship
Accountability » Everyone giving account of themselves to God
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God. So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.