Called to Give an Account
JEHOASH’S dealings with the priests concerning temple repairs is a useful lesson in accountability:
- Jehoash delegated specific responsibilities to the priests with clear instructions concerning the collection and use of money (2 Kings 12:4-5).
- He personally confronted the priests, including their leader, Jehoiada, for their non-performance (2 Kings 12:7).
- He suggested a course of remedial action (2 Kings 12:7-8) and then saw to it that an alternative solution to the problem would be carried out (2 Kings 12:9–12).
Accountability involves far more than simply telling someone what to do and then coming back later to see if instructions have been carried out. It means that a leader commits to overseeing the worker’s performance and making sure that the project is completed.
Courtesy of Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
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About Roland Ledoux
Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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