When an individual submits to another authority, that person makes oneself accountable to someone other than himself.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” (1 Corinthians 10:12 NIV)
Every person should make oneself accountable to at least:
– Other leaders above you
– Other person who could be considered your superior.
Those we lead should recognize that we are also under someone’s leadership. We also have someone who we answer, too. Too many good men and women have gone twisted in their personal and spiritual lives because they had no one they were accountable to.
Some were great preachers and strong young leaders that could attract a crowd and encourage masses. But their own character became flawed when they decided that they do not need to be accountable to anyone. Our submission to men of authority reflects how we submit ourselves to God.
“Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you. Listen to his instructions, and store them in your heart… you will be restored-So clean up your life” (Job 22:21-23 NLT).
Ptr. Ronald Camiling