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This month we are activating on our lives a very special and significant grace of God upon us as a community of people who are increasing and abounding n love. It is the grace of stewardship. Apostle Paul admonishes believers to see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Cor 8:7

How was this grace functional among the believers of the early church? He notes in 2 Cor 8:1-2 and now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

We have determined to explore the 5 principles of stewardship this month in our weekly congregational worship. In particular today and indeed this week we wish to explore the principle of accountability as pertains stewardship.

Accountability simply means the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. The scriptures are very explicit about the fact that God holds us accountable as a matter of principle of our love and stewardship toward Himself with the resources he has entrusted to our care.

In the Old Testament God expected His people to Serve Him only commensurate with His blessings to them but they failed. He rebuked their lack of accountability thus it resulted to their captivity.

In the New Testament Jesus illustrated the fact of accountability in stewardship in the parable of talents thus , Jesus candidly affirms that stewards accountability is the measure of ones integrity and credibility in his words.

1 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much(Luke 16.10).Note the emphasis can is not will be. As such accountability is a character issue and not merely a conduct that one demonstrates once in a while. There is an element of consistency in character that underpins accountability with integrity.

He further notes that “if you are not faithful with that which is another mans, who will entrust you with your own” Luke 16:12, Apostle Paul further reminds believers that the principle of accountability will impact their eternity thus..” their works shall be burned and their soul shall escape... works tested by fire”1Corn 3:13.

Essentially beloved, our present will impact our future, depending on how we Jesus also alludes to this fact in the last day in the parable of the sheep and the tares saying “the goats on
the left and sheep on the right” ”tares burnt” (Mathew 25:33) As you increase and abound in love may God particularly help you grow in this grace of accountability in character as a faithful steward of all that God has blessed you with.

 

 

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