Giving An Account

Do you remember when you were young and something bad happened? Your mom or dad “investigated” and then called you to explain what had happened and why you had acted inappropriately? Then you were expected to give an account of what happened, in your own words, of course. As a fan of mysteries since I was a young girl, I am accustomed to this kind of scene. It’s the “Perry Mason” moment when the bad guy is revealed and given a chance to “do the right thing” and confess. As a Christian, I know that one day I will be giving an account before the Father and although that thought intimidates me, I know that I will have Jesus there as my Advocate so I will be okay.

Notice that this verse uses the word “each.” That is a singular word. We will stand before Father God alone, just one person at a time, giving an account of all we have done in our lives to Him. Makes it sound ominous, doesn’t it? Again, I am a great believer in Jesus being my Advocate and that He will be my Defender. Are there things that I have done wrong? Yes! A resounding yes, of course! But all is covered by the blood of the Savior and so I need not fear. I used to be afraid of all of this “giving an account” thing. I knew that my siblings had probably already been questioned and my story needed to match theirs. The truth won’t make you afraid when you stand before the Lord because the Bible says it is the truth that sets us free! So many years, so many half-truths or lies in order to protect others. I can’t say that I am looking forward to this judgment, but since I know that it is inevitable, I am trying to be realistic about it and know that I just have to give God a truthful account. The Loving Father would expect no less. Blessings to you as you contemplate standing before God. Are you fearful or trusting?

4 thoughts on “Giving An Account

  1. I picture myself like the tax collector / publican in Luke 18.13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
    And He will, because I have Jesus!

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