Accountability

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Accountability
Obadiah 2-4

The Avengers team led by Captain America successfuly stop a terrorist group led by Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos, Nigeria. In the fight, a building is accidentally bombed, killing a number of Wakandan relief aid workers.

Back at their headquarters, the Avengers are paid a visit by Secretary of State Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who informs them that the United Nations is in the process of passing the “Sokovia Accords”, which will establish an international governing body to monitor and regulate all superhumans, including the Avengers. The team is divided over the act. Should the superhumans be regulated or should they operate without supervision as they used to?

The book of Obadiah is the shortest book in the Bible which mainly talking about prophecies of God’s wrath towards Edom’s leaders. These leaders have become quite successful and go towards the tendency of self centeredness. They thought that they alone were responsible for their own success rather than giving honour to God. Thus God was angry towards their pride and thru Obadiah prophecied to Edom that they will be brought down and become small among nations.

When we are in a position of leadership and successful in many of our endeavors, it is easy for pride to come in. We tend to overestimate our capabilities and underestimate our challenges/problems. Thus the higher we go up, the more we need to be kept checked. The next question is to whom should we answer to?

From my perspective there are few characteristic required for a person or entity to be deem fit to be our supervisor:
1. Broader point of view
2. Independency
3. Interest for greater population
4. Interest for us

The most important is to always let the Greatest Leader of All, God, to always check on us. As it is written in the book of Isaiah: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Also in the 2nd letter of Corinthians: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

If we rely on our own strength, we can only do so much according to our own ability but if we have God on our side, the Unlimited and Omnipotent Father who will do magnificent things for our good, can you imagine the possibilities? Thus always be connected to Him, stay humble before Him and give all the glory and honour to Him.

Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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