Everyday, a church in Minneapolis, MN, posted a clip from a recent message addressing, “What does accountability in the Kingdom look like?”
Accountability in the Kingdom
Everyday is currently studying Romans 12 verse by verse.
In the video clip from the message Culture of Honor they gave an example.
She said, “Let’s say that you have a friend who continues in this negative behavior and this sin pattern or whatever that looks like. If you’re seeing according to the flesh, you’re like, ‘Here they go again. Here’s that pattern again. I’ve seen it before, of course, they’re going to do that, they always do this.'”
Keeping no record of wrong
It is easy to point a finger at those who have sinned, thinking that doing so will convict them of their sins. However, that’s not how Jesus wants us to treat on another. He wants us to love our neighbor. Condemnation doesn’t belong in the Kingdom of God.
She continued, “But if you see according to the Spirit, you keep no record of wrong. You go, ‘Oh man, I’m surprised because it’s not who you are. That’s not who Jesus created you to be. That’s not what He put inside of you. And you know that that thing you’re going after is just the counterfeit of what you’re actually longing for. Come on, that’s not who you are.'”
Accountability in the Kingdom looks like encouraging one another to live a righteous life. It is loving one another just as Jesus loves us all, even while we are still sinners.
“That’s accountability in the Kingdom, that’s not the accountability that a lot of us have experienced. But it’s the accountability that raises up a brother. Don’t dig their face in the dirt, telling them how bad they are, but convict them of their righteousness.”
Reference: Instagram | Everyday
Header Image: Everyday [@everydaympls]. Seeing According to the Spirit. Instagram, August 16, 2023, https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cv_LwZ8Pj5P/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3D