People are accountable to particular human authorities and, ultimately, to God, according to the biblical concept of accountability. (Ro 13:1–2; 14:12)
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. Romans 14:11
In general, good behavior is rewarded, while bad behavior is punished.
(Ps 1:6; Jn 5:28–29; Ro 2:5–8; Ga 6:7–8)
Accountability of people individually ♦ For oneself: Ro 14:12 (cf. 1 Pe 4:5) ♦ For one’s works: Ec 12:13–14; Re 20:11–15 ♦ For one’s words: Mt 12:36 ♦ For one’s sins: Ro 3:19 ♦ For one’s faithfulness: 1 Co 4:1–2 (cf. Mt 25:21)
Accountability of spiritual leaders ♦ To care for the flock: Heb 13:17 (cf. Jn 21:15–17; Ac 20:28); 1 Pe 5:1–2 ♦ To be examples to the flock: 1 Pe 5:3
To Christ ♦ In His authority for universal judgment: Jn 5:22, 27; Ac 17:31; Ro 2:16 ♦ In His judgment of human works: Mt 25:31–46; 1 Co 3:11–15; 4:4–5; 2 Co 5:10 ♦ In His judgment of local churches: Re 2:1–3:21 (cf. 1 Pe 4:17)
To other humans ♦ Accountability to governmental officials: Da 6:2; Mt 22:21; Ro 13:1; 1 Pe 2:13–14
Accountability of stewards to masters: Lu 16:2
Accountability of unbelievers in a Christian meeting: 1 Co 14:24–25
Lord Jesus, I believe you are the son of God, and you died for my sins and rose again from the dead, I trust you for cleansing and forgiveness, and you have received me as a Child of God. If there is any resentment or unforgiveness for anyone, I lay it at your feet and ask you to forgive me. I ask your forgiveness for being involved in other religions, witchcraft, or the occult seeking other gods. I acknowledge this as sin and loose myself right now in Jesus name. And now, Lord Jesus, I come to and yield my body, mind, and spirit to you. I give you my all. I surrender my tongue to you to be an instrument of righteousness to worship you in a new language. By faith, I receive it now, Lord in Jesus name. Amen.