2Corinthians 8:21




2 Corinthians 8:21, Providing for honest things, notonly in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.  


Your signature or who you are is all you have that other peopleknow you by our actions, gestures, what we say, and what we do with what wesay.


Do we keep our word?


Do we respect others – wife, children, people we work, withand boss.


We have to be accountable and responsible.


We have to answer legally and morally for the discharge ofour duty, trust, or debt.


 We have to have thecapability to perceive the distinctions between right and wrong.


Right from wrong is not black and white, but encompasses alarge gray area.



These sayings make up the moral fiber of the majority of thepeople today.


Without the Bible there is no line in the sand.


The key to living right is our ability to submitting to whatis right.  Romans 12:17-21  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Providethings honest in the sight of all men. 18If it be possible, as muchas lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19Dearly beloved,avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20Therefore ifthine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doingthou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21Be not overcome ofevil, but overcome evil with good.


God holds us accountable for our actions Romans 14:11-13states; “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shallbow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12So then everyone of us shall give account of himself to God. 13Let us nottherefore


judge one another any more: but judge this rather,that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Letus also look at 2 Corinthians 5:10;  “Whodelivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that hewill yet deliver us;” We are accountable to Christ on a daily basis.


Accountability positively (should) regulates ourbehavior.  It should not be under fearto God, but respect and love for Him who holds us accountable for what wedo.  Our accountability should be aninternal motivation that positively regulates our daily behavior.  We need these encounters with God and man tosharpen our skills and spirit through encouragement, rebuke, and wisecounsel. 


Proverbs 27:17 states it best; Iron sharpenethiron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.