The problem with that is my creativity.
Further, it seems to me that piling up accountability partners is much like trying to deal with my latent sin nature with more flesh. I don’t have enough so I engage other peoples’ flesh to help me do a better job with mine.
Paul in Ephesians 6:10 – 20, tells us we are to arm ourselves. We are told to encourage one another daily, Hebrews 3:13. We are told we are to correct those who are in sin, Galatians 6:1, 2 Timothy 2:24 – 26. But sometimes it seems that we may be encouraging and correcting slightly or a lot off target.
I wonder if it would not be better to encourage and challenge one another about our study, understanding, and application of God’s Word to our lives. That seems to be what Paul is doing in Philippians 3:7 – 16, is it not?
Shouldn't our conversations take on the flavor of Ephesians 4:29? Shouldn't we, like Paul did with the Thessalonian believers, push each other with his exhortation in 1 Thessalonians 4:1, that we push each other to excel still more?