Accepting Personal Responsibility

Bible Summary. Not accepting personal responsibility for your sin, separates you from God. Accepting personal responsibility for our actions is a big thing to God. Once you know that you have sinned and are willing to accept personal responsibility for your sin, you need to follow through on your responsibility. This is what the Israelites did in the Book of Joshua in regard to Achan's sin. Achan had coveted and taken the accursed things at Jericho. Once the Israelites found that there was sin in the camp, they addressed the sin of Achan. They destroyed everything associated with Achan, and only then did God's anger subside. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on accepting personal responsibility.


Achan's Many Sins - Coveting, Stealing, Lusting...


Achan's Sin - Joshua 7
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God is Not With You When You Do Not Accept Personal Responsibility.

Not accepting personal responsibility for your sin, separates you from God. God departs from you when you do not acknowledge that you have sinned. His spirit leaves you. With unacknowledged sin, we live defeated lives and cannot face the enemies in our lives.

See Scripture Commentary: Joshua 7:12 tells how the Israelites could not stand before their enemies because they had not taken personal responsibility.

Accepting Personal Responsibility Means Knowing That You Have Sinned.

Accepting personal responsibility for our actions is a big thing to God. This was shown to Israel when they started to conquer the Promise Land. When Achan had taken the accursed things at Jericho, God was very angry at Israel. He was angry because Israel had not acknowledge their sin (Achan's sin), and they had not accepted personal responsibility for their sin.

See Scripture Commentary: In Joshua 7:11 God tells Israel that they have sinned (Achan's Sin).

It is a Personal Responsibility To Sanctify Yourself.

Once you know that you have sinned and are willing to accept personal responsibility for your sin, you need to follow through on your responsibility. Jesus, our Lord and Savior, gives us the means to turn away from sin and set aside ourselves for God.

See Scripture Commentary: Joshua 7:13 advises us to sanctify ourselves when you find sin within yourself.

It is our Personal Responsibility Separate Ourselves From Sin.

We must separate ourselves from sin just as Israel separated themselves from everything associated with the trouble maker Achan.

See Scripture Commentary: Joshua 7:24 tells us of the Israelites addressing the sins of Achan.

We Must Separate Ourselves Completely From Anything That Is Not Of God.

Our whole body, mind, and spirit must turn away from sin, and turn toward God.

See Scripture Commentary: Joshua 7:25 tell us how the Israelites destroyed everything associated with Achan's sin.

Only By Accepting Personal Responsibility Will God Not Be Angry With Us.

Only after accepting personal responsibility for our sin will God's anger turn away from us.

See Scripture Commentary: Joshua 7:26 tells us of God turning away his anger toward the Israelites once they addressed their sin.