Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Circumcision does indeed profit, if you obey the Law; but if you are a Law-breaker, the fact that you have been circumcised counts for nothing.
"Not every one who says to me, 'Master, Master,' will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens, but only those who are obedient to my Father who is in Heaven.
"My mother and my brothers," He replied, "are these who hear God's Message and obey it."
But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.
1 John 2:29
Since you know that He is righteous, be assured also that the man who habitually acts righteously is a child of His.
1 John 3:7
Dear children, let no one lead you astray. The man who acts righteously is righteous, just as He is righteous.
For on the ground of obedience to Law no man living will be declared righteous before Him. Law simply brings a sure knowledge of sin.
Moses says that he whose actions conform to the righteousness required by the Law shall live by that righteousness.
Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
It is evident, too, that no one can find acceptance with God simply by obeying the Law, because "the righteous shall live by faith,"
unless you can deny that it is one and the same God who will pronounce the circumcised to be acquitted on the ground of faith, and the uncircumcised to be acquitted through the same faith.
For if he was held to be righteous on the ground of his actions, he has something to boast of; but not in the presence of God.
"I tell you that this man went home more thoroughly absolved from guilt than the other; for every one who uplifts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be uplifted."
and in Him every believer is absolved from all offences, from which you could not be absolved under the Law of Moses.
know that it is not through obedience to Law that a man can be declared free from guilt, but only through faith in Jesus Christ. We have therefore believed in Christ Jesus, for the purpose of being declared free from guilt, through faith in Christ and not through obedience to Law. For through obedience to Law no human being shall be declared free from guilt.
Christ has become nothing to any of you who are seeking acceptance with God through the Law: you have fallen away from grace.
Was it, or was it not, because of his actions that he was declared to be righteous as the result of his having offered up his son Isaac upon the altar?