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Also called: Accountability, Irresponsibility
Liable to be called to account for one’s actions.

Top Bible Verses about Responsibility

Genesis 1:27

Genesis 1:26–28

And God said, “Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the likeness of God he created him, male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of … Read Genesis 1:26–28

Deuteronomy 24:16

“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, and children shall not be put to death because of their fathers; each one shall be put to death for his own sin. Read Deuteronomy 24:16

Matthew 12:36–37

But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned.” Read Matthew 12:36–37

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin. But now they do not have a valid excuse for their sin. Read John 15:22

Romans 1:20

For from the creation of the world, his invisible attributes, both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse. Read Romans 1:20

James 3:1

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a greater judgment. Read James 3:1

Famous Christian Quotes About Responsibility, Accountability, Irresponsibility

Greater Gifts Entail Responsibility

There is no man living who can see all things, neither has God given any man to know everything. One sees more clearly than another, one has more understanding than another, one can utter a thing better than another; but no man ought to envy or despise another. He who can do better than another should not set him at naught who understands less. Indeed, he who has the more understanding ought to remember that the same gift is not his, but God’s, and that God has given it him to teach and inform the ignorant.

Myles Coverdale

Find Human Errors in Yourself

To mightier force,

To better nature subject, you abide

Free, not constrain’d by that which forms in you

The reasoning mind uninfluenced of the stars.

If then the present race of mankind err,

Seek in yourselves the cause, and find it there.

Dante Alighieri

“What Plea Can We Have?”

When finally summoned to the bar of God to give an account of our stewardship, what plea can we have to urge in our defense, if we remain willingly and obstinately ignorant of the way which leads to life with such transcendent means of knowing it, and such urgent motives to its pursuit?

William Wilberforce
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