Romans 4:4 – and with Romans 11:6
Romans 4:4 – Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. [/i:138ci3t4][/color:138ci3t4]
Look how the Jews were thought of by trying to merit Salvation through their works
Romans 9:30-32 and 10;2-3
[color=red:138ci3t4][i:138ci3t4]Rom 9:30 -32: What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Rom 10:2-4: For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. [/i:138ci3t4][/color:138ci3t4]