46 Bible Verses about Self Righteousness, And The Gospel
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"Truly, I know that this is so. But how can a human be just before God?
The residents of Beth Shemesh asked, "Who is able to stand before the Lord, this holy God? To whom will the ark go up from here?"
"Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator?
What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?
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.
Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
If you, O Lord, were to keep track of sins, O Lord, who could stand before you?
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
but Israel even though pursuing a law of righteousness did not attain it.
yet we know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith.
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.
"The time will come when your people will sin against you (for there is no one who is sinless!) and you will be angry at them and deliver them over to their enemies, who will take them as prisoners to their land, whether far away or close by.
We are all like one who is unclean, all our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight. We all wither like a leaf; our sins carry us away like the wind.
O Lord God of Israel, you are righteous, for we are left as a remnant this day. Indeed, we stand before you in our guilt. However, because of this guilt no one can really stand before you."
Everyone rejects God; they are all morally corrupt. None of them does what is right, not even one!
"You are righteous, O Lord, but we are humiliated this day -- the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far away in all the countries in which you have scattered them, because they have behaved unfaithfully toward you.
just as it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one,
Stop trusting in human beings, whose life's breath is in their nostrils. For why should they be given special consideration?
God says, "At the appointed times, I judge fairly. When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, I make its pillars secure." (Selah) I say to the proud, "Do not be proud," and to the wicked, "Do not be so confident of victory!
The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.
For I tell you, unless your righteousness goes beyond that of the experts in the law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
For ignoring the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking instead to establish their own righteousness, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.
I am bringing my deliverance near, it is not far away; I am bringing my salvation near, it does not wait. I will save Zion; I will adorn Israel with my splendor."
I am ready to vindicate, I am ready to deliver, I will establish justice among the nations. The coastlands wait patiently for me; they wait in anticipation for the revelation of my power.
The Lord says, "Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich. If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me. They should boast that they know and understand that I, the Lord, act out of faithfulness, fairness, and justice in the earth and that I desire people to do these things," says the Lord.
For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, "The righteous by faith will live."
and by this one everyone who believes is justified from everything from which the law of Moses could not justify you.
He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait expectantly for the hope of righteousness.
For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;
The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!' I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded! By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith!
For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about -- but not before God.
so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."
For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not?
If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness.
But he said to me, "My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.
For those who are circumcised do not obey the law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised so that they can boast about your flesh. But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
it is not from works, so that no one can boast.
But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ. More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things -- indeed, I regard them as dung! -- that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not because I have my own righteousness derived from the law, but because I have the righteousness that comes by way of Christ's faithfulness -- a righteousness from God that is in fact based on Christ's faithfulness.
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