Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
For no human being can be made upright in the sight of God by observing the Law. All that the Law can do is to make man conscious of sin.
and be known to be united to him, with any uprightness I may have not based on law but coming through faith in Christ??he uprightness that comes from God through faith.
Then what becomes of our boasting? It is shut out. On what principle? What a man does? No, but whether a man has faith.
So as a follower of Christ Jesus I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
1 Corinthians 9:16
As far as preaching the good news is concerned, that is nothing for me to boast of, for I cannot help doing it. For I am ruined if I do not preach.
2 Corinthians 5:12
I am not trying to recommend myself to you again. I am giving you cause to be proud of me, to use in answering men who pride themselves on external advantages and not on sincerity of heart.
2 Corinthians 11:12
And I shall go on doing as I do, so as to cut the ground from under those who want to make out that in their boasted apostleship they work on the same terms that I do.
2 Corinthians 12:1
I have to boast. There is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations given me by the Lord.
Why, even those who let themselves be circumcised do not observe the Law themselves! But they want you to let yourselves be circumcised so that they can boast of that physical fact about you!
It has not been earned, so that no one can boast of it.
1 Corinthians 1:29
so that in his presence no human being might have anything to boast of.
1 Corinthians 4:7
For who sees anything special in you? And what have you got that you have not been given? But if it has been given you, why do you boast as though it had not been?
But the Scripture describes all mankind as the prisoners of sin, so that the promised blessing might on the ground of faith in Jesus Christ be given to those who have faith.