Nobody likes being compared to someone else – that is, unless we initiate the comparison ourselves. I’m sure we all remember those times when as children we told our parents that our friends got to do certain things, so why can’t we? But then our parents turned it around and asked why we didn’t behave as well as our friend did in a particular situation – we sure didn’t like those comparisons! The reason we really can’t compare with others is because we are all different and our situations are unique.
In Matthew 11, Jesus compared the people of the cities where He spent much of His ministry with some cities of old that had experienced the judgement of God. I’m sure those people didn’t appreciate the comparisons, but Jesus was teaching them the importance of accountability. The more we know, the more we are accountable for. One day, everyone will give account of themselves to God – that will indeed be a solemn day. In this morning’s message, So Much to be Accountable For, Pastor Wyatt preached about accountability from this portion of Scripture, pointing out how much we as a nation, and as individuals have to be accountable to God for.