Personal Responsibility

Christians have a serious responsibility to ensure that we only do what God wants. Knowing that we will be judged, we had better make sure that we are doing all of the Lord’s will (Romans 14:12). We would do well if all children of God had the same kind of attitude that Joshua had when he said, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). When we first decide to do the Lord’s will (Matthew 6:33; 7:21), then we are on our way to being the kind of responsible individuals that God wants.

We are personally responsible for several areas in a righteous life. These include but are not limited to knowledge, faith, words, teaching, conduct, influence, and stewardship. God may have overlooked the ignorance of long ago but He now commands that all men now repent and follow Him (Acts 17:30). We are also responsible for growing in faith and the only way to do that is by “hearing” the word of God (Romans 10:17). Someone who has genuine Bible faith is one who will prove their faith by actions or works (James 2:14).

Since we will give an account for what we say, we should ensure that we say only what will please God (Matthew 12:36-37). We show that we are responsible when we are obedient to those who have rule over us (Hebrews 13:17). Our conduct is another area in which we can show how responsible we are (1 Peter 1:15). If we do what we know is pleasing to God, then we are practicing our responsibility toward Him. Then, of course, our influence shows whether or not we have learned our personal responsibility (2 Corinthians 5:10; James 4:17).

Strive to learn and contemplate individual responsibility so you can please God in all aspects of life.

Kyle Campbell