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Accountability is a part of life. In some way, to some degree, all of us are accountable to someone for something. To be accountable means we are responsible for our conduct, actions, and for fulfilling certain duties. It means there is someone to whom we must answer, submit, and give account of ourselves.

In Romans 14:12, Paul wrote: "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." We are living in a day when many people do not want to accept responsibility for their actions or be accountable for themselves. They often want to blame others for their wrongdoing.

Accountability is built in to so much of our everyday lives and activities and relationships. However, our greatest accountability is to God. By creating us with a free will, he has made us morally and spiritually accountable and responsible for the choices we make and the life we live.

We will answer to him one day for our actions, attitudes, and conduct; for how we spent our time and money; for our relationships; for the things on which we placed highest priority and value.

God is calling us to live an authentic, biblically based life, realizing our accountability both to one another, as well as to him.

Are you living responsibly? Are there any areas of your life in which you need to become more accountable?

If so, settle your account today so you can be ready to give an account of yourself to him later.