Self Righteousness, And The Gospel

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Job 9:2

"Indeed, I'm fully aware that this is so, but how can a person become right with God?

1 Samuel 6:20

The men of Beth-shemesh asked themselves, "Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God? And to whom will the Ark go from here?"

Job 4:17

"Can a mortal person be more righteous than God? Or can the purity of the valiant exceed that of his maker?'

Job 15:14

"What is mankind, that he can be blameless? Or does being born of a woman mean he'll be in the right?

Job 32:2

But then Barachel's son Elihu from Buz, one of Ram's descendants, got really angry. He was furious with Job because he had been declaring himself righteous instead of vindicating God.

Job 40:8

Indeed would you annul my justice and condemn me, just so you can claim that you're righteous?

Psalm 130:3

LORD, if you were to record iniquities, Lord, who could remain standing?

Romans 9:31

But Israel, who pursued righteousness based on the Law, did not achieve the Law.

Galatians 2:16

yet we know that a person is not justified by doing what the Law requires, but rather by the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah. We, too, have believed in the Messiah Jesus so that we might be justified by the faithfulness of the Messiah and not by doing what the Law requires, for no human being will be justified by doing what the Law requires.

Galatians 3:11

Now it is obvious that no one is justified in the sight of God by the Law, because "The righteous will live by faith."

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God and not the result of actions, to put a stop to all boasting.

2 Chronicles 6:36

"When they sin against you because there isn't a single human being who doesn't sin and you become angry with them and deliver them over to their enemy, who takes them away captive to a land that's near or far away,

Ezra 9:15

LORD God of Israel, you are just: As a result, we remain here today delivered. Look at us! Because of our sin, we cannot stand in your presence as a result of everything that has happened."

Psalm 14:3

All have turned away, together they have become corrupt; no one practices what is good, not even one.

Daniel 9:7

"To you, Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us, open humiliation even to this day, to the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, both those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the lands to which you drove them because of their unfaithful acts that they committed against you.

Psalm 75:2-4

"At the time that I choose I will judge the righteous. While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude I will say to the proud, "Don't brag," and to the wicked, "Don't vaunt your strength.

Romans 10:3

For they are ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God while they try to establish their own, and they have not submitted to God's means to attain righteousness.

Psalm 98:2

The LORD has made his deliverance known; he has disclosed his justice before the nations.

Isaiah 46:13

My righteousness is brought near and it's not far off, and my salvation won't delay. I'll grant salvation in Zion, and to Israel, my glory."

Isaiah 51:5

I will quickly bring my deliverance near; my salvation is on the way. His arm will bring justice to the nations; the coastlands will hope for him, and they will wait for his arm.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches. Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Acts 13:39

and that everyone who believes in him is justified and freed from everything that kept you from being justified by the Law of Moses.

Luke 18:13-14

"But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even look up to heaven. Instead, he continued to beat his chest and said, "O God, be merciful to me, the sinner that I am!' I tell you, this man, rather than the other one, went down to his home justified, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

Romans 3:27

What, then, is there to boast about? That has been eliminated. On what principle? On that of actions? No, but on the principle of faith.

Romans 4:2

For if Abraham was justified by actions, he would have had something to boast about though not before God.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show how weak I am.

Galatians 6:13-14

Why, not even those who are circumcised obey the Law! They simply want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your external appearance. But may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!

Ephesians 2:9

and not the result of actions, to put a stop to all boasting.

Philippians 3:7-9

But whatever things were assets to me, these I now consider a loss for the sake of the Messiah. What is more, I continue to consider all these things to be a loss for the sake of what is far more valuable, knowing the Messiah Jesus, my Lord. It is because of him that I have experienced the loss of all those things. Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but one that comes through the faithfulness of the Messiah, the righteousness that comes from God and that depends on faith.

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