Why do we need Biblical Accountability?

Bible verses for Accountability & why we need it

Accountability is a “check and balance” to help us in our walk with God. In the same way, we should carry each other’s burdens, thus fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). We will all give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:12)

Personal accountability with fellow Christians helps maintain and strengthen a healthy Christian lifestyle (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Accountability also helps us rebuke each other lovingly, which leads to daily repentance.

David and Jonathan

David and Jonathan’s friendship brought them closer to God, not towards each other. “Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God,” 1 Samuel 23:16.

Hur, Aaron, and Moses

In Exodus 17:8-16, Hur and Aaron holds the arms of Moses and keep it raised as they watch on top of a hill the fight going on between the Israelites and the Amalekites. Doing so had divine implications.

It was a symbol of teamwork. Each time Moses gets tired and lowers his arms, the Israelites would lose the fight. In this situation, we see surrender, prayer, praising, claiming, and victory. Moses was a prophet, yet he needed help from others.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up

Remember, one of the roles of an accountability partner is to be a true friend who may rebuke, but only in love. Not to be fault-finders or assume the role of the “Holy Spirit.”


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