Where Are You? Part II
by Clarence Boyd on August 17th, 2016

​The word, accountability, is defined as “the quality or state of being accountable. It is the obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.”

From this definition one may deduce that there can be no accountability apart from responsibility. In other words, one can only be held accountable for what one is responsible for.  Therefore, the question God asked was directed at the one who was responsible.  “But the Lord God called the man, Where are you?” (Gen. 3:9) God called out to Adam because he, alone, was responsible.  It was the man that God had made with His own hands and placed in the Garden of Eden. It was the man that God commanded to work the land and take care of it. It was the man that the Father shared the limitations of mankind with. Adam was told not to each of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Finally, it was the man who was responsible to maintain order in the garden. This is the rationale for why God called to the man! This question is more relevant today than ever before.

Every man must realize that his responsibility goes well beyond himself. In every man there is a wife and a family and he will be held accountable for how he takes care of them or fails to. God will again call to each man and each man will have to give an account of this great responsibility. God will surely do His part. The greater challenge is whether each and every man will do his part.
 
We would appreciate hearing from you as to whether this brief note encourages you!


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