I am reminded that my spirit is wiling but my flesh is weak (Matt 26:41) and I get it….if you teach the Word of God you will be held to a higher standard. James 3:1 says, “Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.” James is asserting that teachers, by teaching, are claiming to know what they ought to do and, therefore, they have greater judgment if they fall short. Mainly because, teachers are given a gift from God that enables them to take the deeper truths of His word and make it easier for understanding and application by their students. Simply put, knowing more makes one more accountable. Stephen Covey states, “ACCOUNT-ability breeds RESPONSE-ability!” The Point Jesus was making in Matt 26:41 is that the spirit is indeed willing! In other words, Jesus is saying, “Lay hold of the fact that within you is your human spirit, which I gave you, and that is eager, willing, and desirous to do what is right. Come to experience the reality and force of the spirit that I placed within you, and that will be quickened with my Holy Spirit. Your spirit is willing!” Jesus was teaching Peter, James, John and now us the defining principle of accountability.