For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Romans 14:11-12)
Today's Morsel: You know, one of the really nice things about our world is that it's full of people who have all kinds of good intentions. Many of them desire to do what's right, fair, and just, but intending or wanting to do something and actually doing it aren't the same. The difference is action. And the thing that ensures that action happens is accountability. Do you remember when you were in your early teens? We could hardly wait to become adults because we thought it would mean that we could do whatever we wanted to do. Well, we became adults and we found out that it meant something much different than what we thought. We learned that we were responsible for ourselves. We became accountable for our actions and we still are and always will be. Now we realize that we must answer to external authorities. The government, the boss on our job, teachers, military leaders, and others. We've learned that in the real world, others can mandate that we follow rules and laws. But they cannot force us to be people of character. Ultimately, it is up to each of us to decide how we will live our lives. We must hold ourselves to a higher standard. The apostle Paul admonishes us, "For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Everything that we do in this life, we will someday be accountable before God. What will He say about your character?
Sing: For He is Lord, Yes, He is Lord. He has risen from the dead and He is Lord. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ, is Lord!