Accountable to God

Romans 3:19-20(NIV)

19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

I was in a joint health and safety committee meeting at work this past week and we were given the task to review the employer policy with respect to workplace harassment.  This is in accordance with new legislation on the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The changes include written documentation and follow-up on investigation and the corrective action that will be taken as a result of the investigation.  It also allows reporting of workplace harassment to a person other than the supervisor or employer, if the supervisor or employer is the alleged harasser.

Without written reports and follow-up, a supervisor or employer can possibly sweep workplace harassment under the table. However, when there is accountability for the actions taken by the employer or supervisor, it is not as easy to get away with this type of infringement and abuse.  The Bible says that we are also under the law and the whole world is accountable to God.  As God has revealed His ways to us through the Bible, we cannot plead ignorance as we should know better.  We cannot get away with sin without a consequence.  That consequence was Jesus going to the cross for our sins.

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