Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Jesus said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in men's eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God's sight.
Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.
The foreigner who resides with you must be to you like a native citizen among you; so you must love him as yourself, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry. He was angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about -- but not before God.
For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith.
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
Which of these three do you think became a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?"
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor' and 'hate your enemy.'
The man said, "The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it."
We will be innocent if we carefully keep all these commandments before the Lord our God, just as he demands."
The man said to him, "Teacher, I have wholeheartedly obeyed all these laws since my youth."
and I died. So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death!