READ: Galatians 2:11-14
- The key to this “I lie” is realizing that it’s not about judging, but it’s about holding ourselves and others accountable to the gospel. The key is they were not “in step with” the gospel. This wasn’t about some personal preference, it was about the heart of the message of Jesus. That’s part of what must be considered. There’s no reason to have harsh, hard conversations over things that don’t matter.
- That may be part of the problem. People are so used to arguing over the color of the carpet or the temperature in the room that they’ve forgotten just how significant the real message really is. If we wrapped our hearts around the condition of the lost and the role the church people play in changing all that, maybe we could talk about serious issues passionately.
- None of us should fear accountability. In fact, we should all welcome it. If we genuinely want to walk with Christ effectively, for a life time, it will mean having people that care enough to walk with us. If we really care for others, we’ll do our best to walk with them. That will require honest investigation, confrontation and continuation. But, in the end, we’ll all be better for it.
- Who holds you accountable?
- Who is accountable to you?
- How are those relationships going?
PRAY: Thank God for those who’ve held you accountable. Pray for someone to confront you if you need it. Ask God to use you to help others.