Accountable to God: Day 5

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Romans 14:8-12 

Today we see that the parable in yesterday’s text isn’t just a story.  It reflects a future reality.  We will stand before God.  One day we will answer to God for what we do with what he has given to us.  If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you can be glad that you will not answer for the sin that Christ has paid for.  Yet, you will answer for your works whether they were useful for the kingdom of God, or useful only for yourself.

Application:
It may seem like a long way off, but the day of accountability is going to come.  Will you be ready?