Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
But if our unrighteousness sets God's righteousness in a clearer light, what shall we say? (Is God unrighteous--I speak in our everyday language-- when He inflicts punishment?
Are we therefore to sin because we are no longer under the authority of Law, but under grace? No, indeed!
How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
1 Corinthians 10:19
Do I mean that a thing sacrificed to an idol is what it claims to be, or that an idol is a real thing?
1 Corinthians 14:15
How then does the matter stand? I will pray in spirit, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will praise God in spirit, and I will praise Him with my understanding also.
What does it matter, however? In any case Christ is preached--either perversely or in honest truth; and in that I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
a righteousness coming from God, which depends on faith in Jesus Christ and extends to all who believe. No distinction is made;
Noticing this, the Pharisee, His host, said to himself, "This man, if he were really a Prophet, would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching him--and would know that she is an immoral woman."
And to some who relied on themselves as being righteous men, and looked down upon all others, He addressed this parable.
1 Corinthians 4:7
Why, who gives you your superiority, my brother? Or what have you that you did not receive? And if you really did receive it, why boast as if this were not so?
And just as they had refused to continue to have a full knowledge of God, so it was to utterly worthless minds that God gave them up, for them to do things which should not be done.
You are therefore without excuse, O man, whoever you are who sit in judgement upon others. For when you pass judgement on your fellow man, you condemn yourself; for you who sit in judgement upon others are guilty of the same misdeeds;
All who are depending upon their own obedience to the Law are under a curse, for it is written, "Cursed is every one who does not remain faithful to all the precepts of the Law, and practise them."