Accountability plays a central part in Pekudei. Moses knew that no leader—not even the most elevated one—is above accountability. Accountability means giving an account for your behavior and actions. Accountability says to the world, “These are my motives.” Accountability generates trust, and trust is the soil from which success grows in relationships, businesses, and communities. Trusting in someone means that you feel safe and protected in their presence.
Moving forward in your life means being trained in the right principles. For leaders, business owners, employees, community organizers, teachers, husbands, wives, and parents alike—the example Moses set is relevant to each person, and leads us to ask these questions: Are we fair and honest to others and to ourselves? Are we accountable and trustworthy in our actions? Are we careful, honest, and responsible with other people’s possessions? No matter what position you are in, with the power of influence comes great responsibility.