Personal Responsibility

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”—2 Corinthians 5:10

The essence of individual and personal responsibility are central in Paul's words above. It's not your parent's, boss's, employee's, friend's, teacher's, or coach's issue—it's your issue. But it is an interesting phenomenon, as a company grows, it will stack on more and more policies and procedures to police the actions of people. The reason they do this is that they no longer trust their drive for personal responsibility. God's system is much simpler. When it comes to matters of faith, God rules with justice in a system where everyone "must appear," and there is no opting out. His system is one of justice and grace—our job is to accept the responsibility "due" and the grace before it's too late.

DO THIS: Be responsible and accept both—justice and grace.

PRAYER: God, my time is limited help me to live by this law and accept the grace daily I so desperately need when it comes my time to stand before the throne of justice. The only thing I trust in is your willingness to extend grace to me a sinner.

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