Hello, Wednesday! Y’all ready to share your thoughts on Romans? If so, tell us what spoke to youdown in the comments. Next week we’ll talk about I Corinthians! Wow… We are so close to going through the entire Bible. I know a couple of you who have been reading along and will have completed the entire thing when we are done. I’m so proud of you, you have no idea!
Romans 14:12 (NIV)–So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Short verse, mighty meaning. I definitely won’t say this is my favorite verse in Romans (that would be 16:20), but it’s the one that jumped out at me. I am 100% convinced that I don’t take this verse seriously enough. Truly, this verse packs a strong punch when you really think about it, a punch that should make us consider every action we take.
Yesterday, I had writing to do so I flipped on my laptop… And spent a couple of hours lollygagging around the internet. Know what? I have to account for that time. Now, am I saying it’s wrong to take some time off? Definitely not. But when the general habit becomes play instead of work? Hm. Then there is a problem, especially when God’s instructed us to do something. Not that the belly of a fish is a fun place to be, but Jonah be more than happy to tell you: When God tells us to do something, we’d for sure better do it.
Not to get in any way political, but whenever I watch the news it makes me consider whether I spend more time complaining about the way things are going, or if I pray about the way things are going. My guess is there will be some accounting there too, and I’m not liking the way the adding machine looks for me on that one.
What would happen if we all took our accountability to God seriously? I’d love more than almost anything to see what the world would look like then, wouldn’t you?