Proverbs: Living Wisely – Accountability



Proverbs 27

Solomon puts a deep focus on community and accountability in this chapter of Proverbs. We see how we can prosper with open rebuke among our friends and how we need to be honest and open with each other in our struggles so that we can build each other up, making one another stronger and more effective for the work of the Lord.

1. What can we profit from an open rebuke?
2. How is a man tested?
3. How can the wounds of a friend be faithful in verse 6?
4. As we read in verse 17, how can one man sharpen another?

Accountability is key in our Christian walk to help us grow and take us to the next level in our relationship with God. We all need to have someone to share our struggles with and to encourage us to overcome them through Scripture. The Devil loves to isolate people and use that to tempt them into ruin, but as we see here in Proverbs, we are called to community so we can challenge each other with a rebuke when we see each other going down a wrong path. This ultimately keeps our witness and relationship with God strong so we can bring lost people to know the power, love and redemption of the Lord.

1. Do you meet with someone weekly to express the things you struggle with? If so, how real are you with them? If not, what is holding you back?
2. When was the last time you had a friend call you out on a sin? How did it make you feel? 
3. How can you benefit from having accountability in your life?

If you do not have someone you meet with for accountability and strengthening your walk with God, ask the Lord to put someone on your heart to begin meeting with weekly. If you do have someone you meet with, pray for his or her daily walk and growth in relationship with God.

“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.”
—Proverbs 16:16