Accountability however, is hardly done in public and among a given people. Accountability is often between a person and another. A form of self or organizational reporting that shows in detail, what one person or an organization has done over a period of time. Sometimes, accountability takes the form of paperwork, in which a person (on behalf of self or organization) writes down every dealing or transaction made in a given period. When such documents are read or reviewed; usually, it is at the absence of the one who wrote them.
If you observe how people do what people see, and if you take a careful look at accountability; you will soon realize a potential trap or challenge for each one of us. While we often do what we see and we often say what we have heard; when we shall account for what we have done or said, we will have to do it personally!
10But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.11For it is written:
AsI live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.[b]
12So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
What a situation! We do what we see others do, and we say what we hear others say around us; yet, none of them will speak for us on the day of our accountability before God who created, blessed, preserved, empowered and enlarged us on the earth. We must be careful henceforth to say the least!