8825 self-righteousness, and the gospel
Self-righteousness is an obstacle to the gospel, which insists that true righteousness can only be found in Jesus Christ.
The real issue of righteousness
True righteousness is not the result of human effort
Ro 3:20 Even though God’s law tells people what God requires, human beings cannot keep it because of the weakness of their sinful human natures. See also Ro 9:31; Gal 2:16; Gal 3:11; Eph 2:8-9; Tit 3:5; 1Jn 2:16
Self-righteousness is a contradiction in terms
God calls people from their pretended self-righteousness